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Country of Origin & Region


New Zealand, Marlborough region

Staete Landt

Staete Landt Chardonnay 2008

Staete Landt Chardonnay 2008 very well made

Tasting Notes

This stylistically plays a balancing act that works towards Old World, white Burgundy restraint, with New World sensibilities. The nose is starting to show some interesting secondary characteristics with some bottle age, with the pear and citrus fruit underpinned with notes of smoky lees and nutty nuances. The palate is medium fuller bodied with vibrant white orchard and citrus fruit flavors etched with the nutty component that reminds of blanched almonds that carries over from the nose. Clean but richly textured, but not buttery or overtly oaky, this finishes quite dry with noted length with the nuttiness pushing though on the back end of the long, persistent finish. This should show well over the next couple of years. If it were a French counter part it would easily cost a couple of times as much as it does.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Wine Spectator 5/31/10
Light, lively and brimming with flavor, this has pear, lime and spice flavors that ride easily over the graceful frame.







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