2018 Smith & Sheth CRU Mangatahi Chardonnay

New label to the market fronted by a familiar name Steve Smith, formerly of Craggy Range & Villa Maria fame.

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore Medium
Constellation Drive Superstore Medium

* Pick up time will be in two hours if your products are available at your store of choice. If your products need to be transferred from another store then pick up will be midday the next working day (provided your order was placed before 4.30pm)

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Further Information

Brand Smith & Sheth
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 12.7%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand
Vegan
Vegetarian

Description

Smith & Sheth is the new powerhouse wine brand made up primarily of Steve Smith MW, of Craggy Range fame and Brian Sheth, an American environmentalist, who also happens to be very wealthy. Needless to say, no expense is spared on these wines. The Cru Mangatahi Chardonnay is produced exclusively from a single vineyard west of Hastings. Hand-picked Mendoza fruit off 25+ year old vines was fermented and aged in 50% new French oak for 10 months. This is a wine of serious complexity and length and will age gracefully for 5 years and beyond. Best enjoyed with good company and good food.

Smells

Vibrant grapefruit and tropical fruit, with cashew nut and saline complexities.

Tastes

Textural and full, with balancing acid giving the rich creamy palate structure and length. Ripe tropical fruit accentuated by roasted nut and burnt butter notes – flavours that will become more rounded and creamy with further aging.

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