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2016 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay

One of the benchmarks for the region, this gets better every time we taste it

2016 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay

One of the benchmarks for the region, this gets better every time we taste it

$54.99

per bottle

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sam kim 96/100 Raymond Chan 19/20 FWDC 96/100
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2016 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay

One of the benchmarks for the region, this gets better every time we taste it

sam kim 96/100 Raymond Chan 19/20 FWDC 96/100

Description

One of NZ's foremost expressions of Chardonnay, the Vidal Legacy 2016 will go down as the third in a trio of all-time classics, after the outstanding 2013 and 2014s. A flinty, complex style from winemaker Hugh Crichton with lots of toasty barrel ferment characters, it is powerful, full-bodied and rich. Fruit off the Lyons, Kokako and Keltern vineyards, aged 10 months in French Oak.

Smells

A full and generous nose of toasty oak, gunsmoke, peach, hazelnut and bran biscuit.

Tastes

A flood of grapefruit and white peach, butterscotchy, toasty notes fleshing out the creamy, nutty palate. Long, sophisticated and complex. Vidal Legacy ages particularly well so a 6-pack would be well worth cellaring for 7-10+ years.

BrandVidal Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand