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"Gorgeously opulent & inviting" Wine Orbit

"Concentrated & wonderfully weighted, displaying rich texture with fabulous fruit power" Wine Orbit

Perfect with seafood or pasta with rich, cream-based sauces or with roasted chicken

Mystery Hawkes Bay Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (1)

Member rating / 19
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99

Promotional price ends on 23/01/2019

Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Single Vineyard
Mystery Hawkes Bay Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (1)

Mystery Hawkes Bay Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (1)

Member rating / 19
Gorgeously opulent and inviting, displaying rich texture and fabulous fruit power
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2018

Awarded 93/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 2018

 

Description

"Gorgeously opulent and inviting, the bouquet shows golden peach, mango, vanilla and cedar characters with subtle brioche complexity. The palate is concentrated and wonderfully weighted, displaying rich texture and fabulous fruit power, brilliantly supported by plush mouthfeel and a lingering expansive finish. At its best: now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2018

"Complax and layered bouquet, nutty, buttery, toasty, vanilla and baking spice. Roasted peaches and nectarine flavours, some butterscotch and cashew. Dry, full-bodied and rich in flavour and character. Flavours reflect the nose, medium acidity, medium+ alcohol, quite complex and lengthy finish. Best from now and through 2024" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 2018

Grilled stonefruit and citrus aromas combine with hints of toasty cedar, leading to a silky and long finish. Sourced from a single vineyard in the Dartmoor Valley in Hawkes Bay, this is a rich, barrel fermented Chardonnay with the accent on complexity and fruit weight.

The fruit for this wine was pressed straight after picking, with the cloudy juice then being transferred directly for fermentation into French oak barrels, with 40% new oak, using approximately 60% wild yeasts. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was left on lees in barrel for approx. 11 months to promote texture and mouthfeel.

The fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard in the upper reaches of the Dartmoor Valley in Hawkes Bay. The vineyard is planted in two different clones of Chardonnay, Mendoza and Clone 15.  The Mendoza in particular gives concentrated, focused fruit at low crop levels.  This ensures even ripening and great flavour development.

Food Match: Perfect with seafood or pasta made with rich, cream-based sauces or with roasted chicken.

 

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (7)

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G
Beautiful Chardonnay with oak and malolactic perfectly balanced

Graeme - 13/09/2018

"Gorgeously opulent and inviting"- Hell Yeah

Nic - 10/09/2018

S
Another great wine

Sue - 12/12/2018

J
One of my favourites and a really good wine

John - 23/10/2018

P
Nice 2017 Chardy and will look forward to compare with same 2016 vintage wine purchased earlier.

Phil - 24/09/2018

V
Loved the wine very enjoyable

Val - 27/08/2018

Y
Good value for everyday drink

Yeen - 03/10/2018


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