2018 Hidden Label Awatere Chardonnay

Having to publicly CLEAR this 4-year aged, buttery, rich Reserve $29.99 Chardonnay well below normal cost at $15.99 would do untold damage to the brand. It’s being CLEARED under our legendary “Hidden Label” program. You buy on trust... it will arrive on y

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Brand Hidden Label
Region Marlborough
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand

Description

This Covid impacted fragile tourism, restaurant/bar sector is also pushing back huge pressure onto producers, importers and distributors alike. Fine Wine Delivery are increasingly being presented with below cost deals on surplus stocks of very high profile... and strong emerging wine brands. Producers whose wines normally sell through every vintage... in some cases before the next vintage release. This exciting 100% Mendoza Clone hand harvested 2018 Chardonnay undergoes indigenous yeast fermentation... malolatic fermentation to enhance its palate richness and stirring on lees in fine French Oak barrels for 12-months... Reserve quality from go to whoa. This is generational winemaking... the current generation reinventing his fathers famous pioneering Marlborough label. This 2nd generation winery has become a popular emerging brand heavily invested in. Having to publicly CLEAR this 4-year aged, buttery, rich Reserve $29.99 Chardonnay well below normal cost at $15.99 would do untold damage to the brand. Fine Wine Delivery have agreed to CLEAR it under our legendary “Hidden Label” program. You buy on trust without knowing the brand... it will arrive on your doorstep wearing its normal label and in its normal box. It is only available online and click & collect. If you buy a case and after trying your first bottle you don’t think it’s all we’ve cracked it up to be... call us and we’ll uplift the remaining 11-bottles and give you a 100% refund... that’s the Fine Wine Delivery promise and has been for all our 25-years. A serious treat for lovers of high-quality buttery Chardonnay where the aging has been done for you... just enjoy over the next 12-months.

Smells

Luscious aromas of creamed corn, brioche, butterscotch and mealy nuances, hints of dried straw with notes of toasted sourdough lathered with butter.

Tastes

Those same flavours of wheat biscuits, meal, and sweetcorn, persist on the palate interwoven with a creamy, leesy mid-palate texture with added excitement of subtle savoury complexities before culminating in a richly buttery finish buoyed by refreshing lemon zest. These elements combined with attractive bottle aging, result in a delicious drinking Chardonnay for now through 2023 – also perfect with ethically caught Marlborough seafood or white meats, and vegetarian dishes.

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