"The Vidal stood out in a very strong line-up of varietal trophy winners… a very good example of the new wave of Chardonnay style we are seeing in NZ, but still borrows from the great white Burgundy tradition. It has vibrant peach and nectarine fruit aromas seamlessly integrated with smoky toasted oak."
Michael Brajkovich MW, Chair of Judges
If you're a regular reader of these blogs, you'll know we've been championing the 2013 vintage in Hawkes Bay as a year of rare quality. Our advice has been simple: double down on what you might usually purchase for the cellar… it will give you unprecedented pleasure through 2018-2023 assuming you store it properly.
There can be no higher honour than to win 'The Champion Wine of Show at Air NZ Wine Awards'. With the added bonus of the sublime 2013 vintage and Hugh Crichton's impeccable winemaking reputation, this Vidal is selling through very quickly and is expected to be history very shortly.