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"Delectable with lovely harmony & poise" Wine Orbit

"An upfront style, full-bodied, with ripe stone-fruit, toast & butterscotch flavours" Michael Cooper

Enjoy with garlic & lemon prawn linguine

Tiki Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

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Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars 100% New Zealand Single Vineyard
Tiki Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

Tiki Single Vineyard Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 2
Tiki's Single Vineyard wines are made in the vineyard and are an expression of time, place and people...
Elsewhere $23.00 $20.00


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2018

Awarded 91/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Sep 2019

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper, Mar 2020


  • French oak
  • Golden peach
  • Fig & nougat
  • Silky texture

"This is gorgeously fruited and expressed on the nose showing golden peach, fig, lemon peel, cedar and nougat characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and supple mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and beautifully integrated acidity. Stylish and delectable with lovely harmony and poise. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2018

"The 2018 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques. Already drinking well, it is an upfront style, full-bodied, with ripe stone-fruit, toast and butterscotch flavours, rich and rounded" Michael Cooper, Mar 2020

A delicate, pale straw green colour in the glass. Exhibits a very strong combination of Clone 15 Chardonnay fruit, complex toasty oak and yeast lees along with subtle malolactic fermentation aromas. full-flavoured Chardonnay delivering clear varietal flavours supported by a fullness and creaminess derived from extended time on yeast lees in barrel. Full malolactic fermentation has helped to soften the wine and add complexity of flavour that is supported by a subtle oak background from the barrelaging.

The weather conditions were variable with some rain pressure late in the season. However the warm summer allowed the Chardonnay fruit to attain full maturity while still retaining a good level of natural acidity to ensure freshness and flavour. Climatically there were a few challenges but nonetheless harvest decisions were able to be made on flavour ripeness.

The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness from the vineyard that encompasses the winery. It was then wholeberry pressed using a Champagne cycle with no press cuts. Pressing was followed by cold settling to clarify the juice. The clear juice was fermented in new and seasoned French Oak Barriques with a selection of Chardonnay yeast and then went through a full malolactic fermentation to add complexity to the palate. After fermenting in barrel, the wine was aged for ten months on yeast lees with fortnightly stirring to encourage extraction of yeast mannoproteins that aid with palate weight and roundness.

Food Pairing: Perfect with light and delicate food such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish like prawns, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés, fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto with spring vegetables.


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Pleasant, easy-drinking wine. Great value!

Paul - 12/05/2022


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