Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2018

 

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Saint Clair
Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

An elegant and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with toasted spice and subtle vanilla notes. Concentrated notes of fresh peach, ripe grapefruit and biscuity notes on the palate continue on the long finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
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Winemaking:
The fruit was lightly whole bunch pressed and the juice fermented in 65 percent American and 35 percent French oak barrels, fifty per cent of which were new, using selected yeast strains. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, followed by ten months aging on yeast lees with regular stirring. Only the very best barrels were selected for the Omaka Reserve Chardonnay.

Viticulture:
Sourced primarily from Saint Clair’s vineyards in Marlborough’s Omaka valley where a combination of warm days, cool nights and clay based soils contribute to greater retention of fruit flavours. The fruit is a blend of Chardonnay clones, predominantly Mendoza and Burgundian Clone 95. The vines were monitored carefully during ripening and hand harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Colour: Pale gold

Aroma: Fragrant ripe peach, toasted spice and subtle vanilla notes.

Palate: Concentrated, elegant and silky with flavours of fresh peach, toasty oak spice, a hint of vanilla and roasted chestnut notes with a lingering finish.

Ageing potential: Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five to ten years with careful cellaring.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
The lavishly oaked 2018 Omaka Reserve Chardonnay features scents of toasted hazelnuts and cashews layered over grilled peach and pineapple slices. It's medium to full-bodied, with a round, generous feel in the mouth, and it finishes long, with echoes of toast and citrus. Barrel fermented in a mix of American and French oak (50% new), it's not for the shy, but it packs in a lot of flavor.

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Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 09-05-2020 . Score: 4.5