Marlborough again - Auntsfield Estate Chardonnay 2009
You know - there are the plus size models. The ones that look like normal women, they aren't utterly slim (not to say skeleton) and don't need to do plastic surgery in order to have something round shaped in their body. And if you think about it, they are nicely dressed in cloths that are taylor made for them, and in fact we do think they look nice because they are good looking, healthy and curvy.
This wine reminds me of plus size models, indeed.
Auntsfield Estate is the oldest producer of Marlborough - at least according to their website, Est. 1873 - they must have had enough time to practice winemaking to perfection.... Indeed, the Chardonnay 2009, after a promising peach-perfume nose, almost explodes in mouth with its overwhelming complexity and intensiveness. After the must-have citrusses (orange and tangerine) peach, nectarine, sweet aromas of shortbread from French oak fill the palate. The wine is so corpulent, you can only take small sips at one time, it really stretches the mouth. Everything here is in perfect balance, acids, fruit, barrique, and the whole just rushes into the tastebuds in a pace that is unheard of. However it does not become heavy at all, due to tingling acids.
This wine is so New-World, the Tesco's I wrote about earlier feels literally thin in comparison. Pity that it is unavailable in Hungary, I won't tease the readers with how I got hold of it. Just in case by miracle you'd meet this wine in your glass - do drink it now, don't age it any longer.
The website is quite slow but worth checking auntsfield.co.nz/wine/single-vineyard-chardonnay/. Some stunning New Zealand views and many interesting facts are out there.