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"Gorgeously composed & immensely complex" Wine Orbit

"Superbly concentrated & weighty, displaying excellent focus as well as creamy mouthfeel" Wine Orbit

Perfect with rich seafood & white meat dishes

Mystery Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017 (02)

Member rating / 9
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $35.00 $30.43
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30


Black Market Mystery Wines™ are simply wines we love, with the branding hidden and revealed only when it arrives at your door!


Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points
Mystery Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017 (02)

Mystery Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017 (02)

Member rating / 9
A full-bodied and pure expression of Chardonnay...
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $35.00 $30.43
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2019

Description

  • Spicy oak
  • Ripe stone fruit
  • Vanilla & cedar
  • Creamy mouthfeel

"This is gorgeously composed and immensely complex; the fragrant bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, oatmeal, vanilla and cedar characters with a subtle flinty note. The palate is superbly concentrated and weighty, displaying excellent focus as well as creamy mouthfeel, finishing splendidly long and expansive. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2019

Powerful aromatics of gunflint and grape-fruit along with savoury and spicy oak notes. Some toasty baked croissant notes also. The palate shows excellent weight with a bright acid structure that draws the flavours across the palate. Lovely toasty and savoury notes come through but not at the expense of the fruit expression. Expect this wine to develop toasty and mineral notes under its natural cork closure.

All grapes for this Mystery Chardonnay were harvested on one day and whole bunch pressed to tank for brief settling. After 12 hours the still cloudy juice was transferred to barrel (4 x 300L and 2 x 225L, 50% new) for a natural fermentation. After going through 100% malo-lactic fermentation the wine was aged on its full lees, without sulphur, for nine months. Prior to bottling the components were blended together and then bottled without fining, stabilisation or filtration.

Food Pairing: A full-bodied and pure expression of Chardonnay which will match most rich seafood and white meat dishes. 

 

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Cork

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Alcohol

13%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (6)

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P
We enjoyed this very nice HB chardonnay and would purchase again.

Phil - 30/06/2020

S
A lovely wine - smooth and sophisticated HB chardonnay

Shelley - 02/08/2020

P
A rich and flavoursome chardonnay.

Phillip - 24/06/2020

Nice wine. Good smooth Hawkes Bay style.

Jill - 22/06/2020

I
very nice drinking

Ian - 22/06/2020

G
I did not feel this mystery chardonnay lived up to its reviews.

Gail - 16/07/2020


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