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Offering beautiful oak & buttery characters

Rich and concentrated with a balanced acidity

Serve with grilled and roasted seafood and poultry dishes

Sileni Reserve Oaked Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 20
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded 4 Stars
Sileni Reserve Oaked Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

Sileni Reserve Oaked Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 20
The fruit for this Chardonnay were grown mainly in the warm conditions of the Bridge Pa Triangle, producing a wine which is complex, with interest & layers of flavour...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded 4 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Description

Intense aromatics of stone fruit and citrus with beautiful oak and buttery characters. These flow onto a palate that is rich and concentrated with a balanced acidity and long finish.

In ancient Greece, the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces a range of wines made to be great collaborators, with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures.

The fruit for this Reserve Chardonnay were grown mainly in the warm growing conditions of the Bridge Pa Triangle, with a minor component coming from our cooler Mangatahi site. This results in wines that are quite different; tropical and stone fruit characters and rounded palate from the warm site compared with a more citrus, fresher style from the cooler site. This allowed us to blend a wine that has both complexity, interest and layers of flavour.

The grapes were carefully harvested and the juice clarified before going through fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine was then put through a partial malolactic ferment and underwent a period of oak ageing. At completion of fermentation the wine was aged for a short time on yeast lees with periodic stirring.

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Alcohol

12.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (8)

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R
As a keen drinker of oaked buttery chardonnays it is rare to find one in this old fashioned style. Superb example and I will be ordering more.

Richard - 27/06/2020

Excellent value for money. Easy drinking will definitely order more

Margaret - 06/06/2020

C
Lovely

Colleen - 17/04/2020

Soft, not too oaky, very easy drinking

Michael - 16/07/2020

B
Nice chardonnay, good value.

Barrie - 24/06/2020

K
I really enjoy this wine especially the oak

Kay - 04/05/2020

C
Very good value wine.

Craig - 03/03/2020

A
Reasonable value for money but a little weak on creamy, notable chardonnay flavours

Alan - 09/07/2020


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