2020 Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay

First crafted in 1986... now the sensational & unmissable 2020 vintage of the truly iconic “Clearview Reserve Chardonnay” has arrived. Champion Chardonnay & Champion Wine of Show at NZIWS... 96/100 + Bob Campbell’s #1 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay... 96/100 FWD.

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FWD Co. Panel f95
Trophy t2
Gold Medals g2
Bob Campbell bc96

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Further Information

Brand Clearview Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2020
Country New Zealand

Description

Champion Chardonnay + Champion Wine of Show (outpointed all other Champion Category Trophy winners) at the 2021 NZIWS... Bob Campbell gave it 96/100 + chose it as his #1 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay of 2022... and our panel repeated that 96/100... add in a couple of major Gold Medals for good measure. Knowing the outstanding quality of the 2020 Hawkes Bay vintage (some say generational quality) and the Champion Trophy success of their 2020 Beach Head Chardonnay... we were primed with expectation which was fully delivered on when we tasted it in our exceptional 2022 Annual Chardonnay Showcase review lineup.
Exhibiting the rich and charming characteristics of the best Hawkes Bay Chardonnay... it must be heralded for its stunning quality, regional prowess, and immense concentration... all balanced by salivating and refreshing acidity. It’s going to seriously reward 5-7 years bottle age to allow for the complete integration of fruit, oak, and complexing nuances, but highlights the world class stature of top end NZ Chardonnay these days. It will comfortably cellar for 10years+ if well stored and competes with much of what White Burgundy has to offer. Buy a 6-pack... open one and savour with roast pork or poultry... then hide the other 5 away to experience aged Chardonnay magic between 2026-2030.

Smells

Seductive toasty barrel char with pink grapefruit notes, subtle struck match, enticing ripe stone with floral freshness.

Tastes

The palate is powerfully concentrated with ripe Hawkes Bay stonefruit underpinned with a zesty, zippy zing giving balance and pizzaz. The quality fine oak is more prominent now... but easily subsumes the rich palate. Given time the oak, fruit and complexing grapefruit/struck match characters will evolve into a seamless, utterly delicious, world class Chardonnay. It has the fruit weight and structure to age magnificently... and with 5 years in bottle will shine amongst Premier and even Grand Cru White Burgundy.

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