LV by Louis Vavasour Chardonnay 2016 Marlborough
Rich and developing bouquet of Chardonnay showing off a mix of vanilla and oak scented stone fruits - yellow nectarine and peach. A cashew and nutty core explains the oak signature with a light toasty and new wood layer. Quite weighty on the palate with a full-rich core; lots of new oak textures and flavours, medium+ acidity; cashew, stone fruit, spices, Vogel’s bread leesy quality and tannin. Youthful, powerful, needs time in a quiet dark cellar. Lengthy finish. Best drinking from 2020 through 2028.