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Marlborough Chardonnay

8.737 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Alexandre Calvi

-2012- Surprising Chardonnay, pungent and ripe tropical fruit not too heavy

-2012- Surprising Chardonnay, pungent and ripe tropical fruit not too heavy

Sep 8th, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.9

Chardonnay 12: 12m in oak. 10% new oak. Melon, peach, creamy, quite defined oak. Quite toasted, but not overt. Big mouthfeel, med to full, very rich fruit and distinct toasty notes. A little too overt. 89+

Chardonnay 12: 12m in oak. 10% new oak. Melon, peach, creamy, quite defined oak. Quite toasted, but not overt. Big mouthfeel, med to full, very rich fruit and distinct toasty notes. A little too overt. 89+

May 25th, 2015
Mark Shaw

Flinty, tasty #nzwine #chardonnay #marlborough

Mar 11th, 2015
Simon Weston

Another year in the cellar and this has improved a bit, lovely pale gold color, less fruit on the nose and more of a toasty warm spice, taste is green apple pie with with an acidic finish. For the same money I prefer Rombauer though.

Another year in the cellar and this has improved a bit, lovely pale gold color, less fruit on the nose and more of a toasty warm spice, taste is green apple pie with with an acidic finish. For the same money I prefer Rombauer though.

Jan 16th, 2018
Simon Weston

Pale yellow/green chardonnay which is lively and slightly carbonated on the palate, oaky and flinty without being overpowering, nice crisp acidity to end. Drank fairly quickly over dinner, will try to remember to let my other bottle breathe a while.

Pale yellow/green chardonnay which is lively and slightly carbonated on the palate, oaky and flinty without being overpowering, nice crisp acidity to end. Drank fairly quickly over dinner, will try to remember to let my other bottle breathe a while.

Mar 17th, 2017
Aaron Skrivan

High acid, nice clean drinking chard from NZ

High acid, nice clean drinking chard from NZ

Feb 17th, 2017
Neil Cornish

Moderate oak. Subdued, yet pretty fruit. Citrus flower. Clean acid finish.

Moderate oak. Subdued, yet pretty fruit. Citrus flower. Clean acid finish.

Aug 11th, 2016
Patrick Dolan

Aromas of light smoky oak. A bit bitter on finish and mellow. Smooth overall.

Aromas of light smoky oak. A bit bitter on finish and mellow. Smooth overall.

Apr 12th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Our house wine at PF's. Nice fruit and acid with a trace of oak. Slightly richer than their SB. Great QPR and really goes well with their Asian cuisine

Our house wine at PF's. Nice fruit and acid with a trace of oak. Slightly richer than their SB. Great QPR and really goes well with their Asian cuisine

Jun 30th, 2015
Ronald Heijden

Nice new world Chardonnay not too much oak but made on the fruit

Nice new world Chardonnay not too much oak but made on the fruit

Jun 19th, 2015