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"CONCENTRATED & finely textured, displays lovely fruit purity" Wine Orbit

"Youthful & taut with a finely concentrated core of fresh citrus fruit" Raymond Chan

Pairing perfectly with light and delicate dishes, such as crab & avocado sesame bruschetta or crab linguine

Mystery Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 (1)

Member rating / 24
Elsewhere $33.00 $28.70
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

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Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 17.5/20 Points
Mystery Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 (1)

Mystery Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 (1)

Member rating / 24
Displaying mineral tones from the terroir, this wine has a delightful and very long finish.
Elsewhere $33.00 $28.70
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86


Awarded 93/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2017

Awarded 17.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Aug 2017


"Bright, even straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and tightly bound, with elegantly concentrated, bright citrus fruit and stonefruit aromas. The fruit is fresh and youthful, with fine, firm nutty oak notes and a little creaminess of barrel ferment emerging in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate is youthful and taut with a finely concentrated core of fresh citrus fruit and white and yellow stonefruits. Flavours of spicy, nutty oak emerge along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment elements. The mouthfeel is crisp and tight with brisk acidity and light phenolic textures providing grip and linearity. The wine carries the concentrated core to a firm, lingering, citrussy finish with some grip. This is a youthfully taut and finely concentrated Chardonnay with vibrant citrussy fruit, zesty acidity on a fine-textured palate. Give this 6-12 months bottle age to show more richness. Serve with grilled and roasted seafood dishes over the next 4-5 years" Raymond Chan, Aug 2017

"Elegant and refined, the delicately fragrant bouqet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, rockmelon and nougat characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, and displays lovely fruit purity combined with subtel spicy oak undertone. The wine is focused and tightly structured, promises to evolve gracefully. At its best: 2018 to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2017

This wonderful Chardonnay is barrel aged. Containing grapes from the alluvialle soils of Hawkes Bay, which are hand selected the subjected to 12 months maturation in the new and one year old French oak. The result is a wine wine which is beautifully textured. Full bodied with butterscotch and spicy oak flavours. Displaying mineral tones from the terroir, this wine has a delightful and very long finish.


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User comments (13)

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Really nice and leaner than most. great value would buy again.

Lorraine - 11/06/2019

Great value.

Clayton - 19/05/2019

As expected, an excellent and very serious Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. with a bit of research these mystery wines represent outstanding value.

Peter - 29/06/2018

A lovely subtle chardonnay. Great value!

Paul - 03/05/2018

Great wine for that price

Trevar - 11/03/2018

High quality wine at a very good price.

Phillip - 24/02/2018

Absolutely superb. An amazing deal.

Margaret - 10/02/2018

Lovely drop. One of those easy to drink chardys. You can taste it’s value.

Trish - 18/07/2019

Very tasty Chardonnay although I wouldn't describe it as a bargain (compared to supermarket prices).

Catherine - 12/07/2019

(Not yet tasted, rating based on knowledge of the label.)

Jim - 17/09/2018

Lovely full bodied Chardonnay

Diana - 18/05/2018

Nice wine, will be better if I could leave another 6 months. But alas, I don't think that will be allowed to happen.

John - 16/03/2018

Classy wine.

Nic - 20/11/2017


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