Marshall Bank Chardonnay
Brookfields 2015 Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: The 'Marshall Bank' Chardonnay grapes were grown at Ohiti Estate. 'Marshall Bank' was an old family property in west Otago where Dr. Bill Robertson practiced for 45 years.
The 2015 Marshall Bank Chardonnay exudes ripe peach, rock-melon, and toast, along with well integrated oak notes, which all carry through onto the full and engaging palate. The partial malolactic fermentation has broadened the mid palate and added to its complexity and elegance resulting in a long finish. Even in its youth it is very approachable, but development will evolve and reward with time.
Approachable now and will age well for another 5+ years.
Pair with slow roasted pheasant, and seasonal vegetables.