2021 Rutini Wines Encuentro Chardonnay
Fifty percent of this wine was matured in a mix of first and second use French oak barrels. Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lifted peach, apricot and tropical fruit aromas are trailed by some spicy melon notes. Rich and textural the palate is filled with ripe peach, tropical fruit and apricot flavours which overlay some light butterscotch and spice. Refreshing acidity with a well rounded, long fruit driven conclusion.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
A hint of toast with salted lemons, fine lees and pineapples. Quite a flavorful, medium- to full-bodied palate with pretty length. A hint of brioche in the finish. Drink now.