Millton

Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc

9.020 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Max Gottesfeld

Disappointing. Mellow with an off dry finish. Does not even come close to any Chenin Blanc I've had in the past couple years. Maybe the bottle was off.

Disappointing. Mellow with an off dry finish. Does not even come close to any Chenin Blanc I've had in the past couple years. Maybe the bottle was off.

Apr 26th, 2015
Jules van Cruysen

Rich and creamy, some sweetness. Lanolin and mandarin zest. Focused!

Rich and creamy, some sweetness. Lanolin and mandarin zest. Focused!

Jan 30th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.8

Rock solid Chenin Blanc with a creamy texture, impressive purity & plenty of wet wool.

Rock solid Chenin Blanc with a creamy texture, impressive purity & plenty of wet wool.

Dec 12th, 2014
David Metcalf

On first pour, this is a ringer for top quality Vouvray Sec: wooly mineral goodness, electric structure. With time, the richer fruit and riper tone make themselves felt, bringing it back home to NZ. Needs another year or more for the oak to fully integrate.

On first pour, this is a ringer for top quality Vouvray Sec: wooly mineral goodness, electric structure. With time, the richer fruit and riper tone make themselves felt, bringing it back home to NZ. Needs another year or more for the oak to fully integrate.

Aug 9th, 2016
Harri Sharman

Very green apples, some creaminess, delicate flavours not overwhelming

Very green apples, some creaminess, delicate flavours not overwhelming

May 2nd, 2016
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Nueva Zelanda. 32,50.
21.09.15

Vila. Cata Nueva Zelanda. 32,50.
21.09.15

Oct 12th, 2015
Francois Richeboeuf

In competition with Clos de St Yves, very like smell, lychee in the nose. Good kiwi Chenin blanc

In competition with Clos de St Yves, very like smell, lychee in the nose. Good kiwi Chenin blanc

Dec 31st, 2014
Ben de Vin

Delicious!

Delicious!

May 3rd, 2014
Colin Grimaud

A bit sweet 10g/l environ

A bit sweet 10g/l environ

Mar 2nd, 2014
Amy Ciarametaro

Amy had this 6 years ago

Amy had this 6 years ago

Jan 25th, 2015