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2016 Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

'Number 1 Chardonnay in the Under $20 Modern category' - Bob Campbell MW!

2016 Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

'Number 1 Chardonnay in the Under $20 Modern category' - Bob Campbell MW!

$16.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $19.99
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Raymond Chan 18/20 Bob Campbell 4 Stars Cameron Douglas 92 FWDC 92/100
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2016 Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

'Number 1 Chardonnay in the Under $20 Modern category' - Bob Campbell MW!

Raymond Chan 18/20 Bob Campbell 4 Stars Cameron Douglas 92 FWDC 92/100

Description

An amazingly sophisticated and refined style of Chardonnay given its modest price point, the quality reflects the premium vineyard sites and intensive winemaking. Hugh Crichton is famous for making flinty, toasty Chardonnays that marry wild ferment complexity and extensive barrel maturation. This 2016 is even better than the 2015 we tasted at the winery a year ago.

Smells

Pristine peach, nectarine and lime citrus, with toasty oak, nougat, smoky gunflint and a hint of fennel.

Tastes

Full-bodied but very refined and linear on the entry, the mid-palate fattening out with notes of biscuit, nuts, peach, mango and vanilla. The finish is all class, with layers of complexity driven by fresh acid, ripe fruit and barrel all working harmoniously together. Not many wines even come close to this level of achievement for this sort of money - buy your case with confidence and enjoy through 2020.

BrandVilla Maria Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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