2023 Collaboration Series Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

Fine Wine Delivery’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 12-years… customers voting with their wallets. This 13th consecutive Collaboration Chardonnay… so good it will again be #1 without doubt!

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Further Information

Brand Clearview Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2023
Country New Zealand

Description

In 2011, we identified Tim Turvey and his Clearview Estate as the perfect partner for our Chardonnay. His vineyards renowned for their generously flavoured, consistently ripe fruit and higher natural acid levels from the cooler night-time breezes on the Te Awanga Coast. Collaboration has been Fine Wine Delivery’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 12-years… customers voting with their wallets. This is the 13th consecutive Collaboration Chardonnay and it’s an absolute knockout! Tracey and I knew that when we spent several hours blending it with Tim Turvey and Clearview Chief Winemaker Matt Kirby in January… but absolute confirmation can only occur when it is officially blended and in the bottle. When we sit down to blend… Tim, Matt, Tracey, and I know exactly the wine style we are wanting for Collaboration, and we have many excellent Clearview ferments to create the final blend. We listened to our customers 13-years ago before we chose to collaborate with Tim and his Clearview team. You said… “Bold with good concentration of fruit, measured toasty oak and buttery lees influence… delivered within an excellent structure and with freshness to ensure you never tire of it”. 2023 Collaboration is outstanding, I believe it’s another step up from the massively popular 2022… but our customers will be the judge of that. It was bottled late February and has spent 8-weeks coming together before our release. It can age, it’s quality commensurate with other $30+ Chardonnay. Importantly we make it in a style that is consistent and ready to drink on release, so why age, enjoy it, there’ll be another great Collaboration next year.

Smells

Ripe golden peach, nectarine, a hint of grapefruit, hazelnut butter and enticing toasty oak aromas – you just want to get it in your mouth!

Tastes

You’ll be impressed by the concentration of rich pure stone fruit, toasty oak, seductive nutty/buttery lees characters, and the trademark freshness on the finish is so moreish. It always drinks beautifully as a young Chardonnay... but it is a complex wine that exponentially improves throughout the next 12-24 months… you’re always drawn back to the glass for more! Enjoy through 2028.

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One of my favourites

3rd June 2024 | Kevin Taylor
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