Oyster Bay

Marlborough Chardonnay

8.5254 ratings
8.611 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

I felt like a Chardonnay this afternoon and it is from NZ. This wine as does most of the wines down under have a screw top. At first crack on the nose I am getting citrus notes, lemon, pineapple, white flowers, a bit of minerality, vanilla, Creme Brûlée, and some butter. On the palate I am getting passion fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, wet flint rock, and an oily mouth feel. There is a Med + acidity and a long nice finish, very crisp and fresh. Let me tell you at $9.99 what I paid Oyster Bay has a winner. I like there Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay is a great QPR.

I felt like a Chardonnay this afternoon and it is from NZ. This wine as does most of the wines down under have a screw top. At first crack on the nose I am getting citrus notes, lemon, pineapple, white flowers, a bit of minerality, vanilla, Creme Brûlée, and some butter. On the palate I am getting passion fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, wet flint rock, and an oily mouth feel. There is a Med + acidity and a long nice finish, very crisp and fresh. Let me tell you at $9.99 what I paid Oyster Bay has a winner. I like there Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay is a great QPR.

3 people found it helpfulNov 28th, 2014
Shirish Bhide

Our weekend afternoon quaffing wine. Lovely new world Chardonnay with an assertive flavor.

Our weekend afternoon quaffing wine. Lovely new world Chardonnay with an assertive flavor.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2015
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.2

No Malo. Has some acidic bite. More food friendly.

No Malo. Has some acidic bite. More food friendly.

Dec 11th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

Масло, тост, сдоба, цитрусовые тона, грейпфрут. Классический шардоне с большим дубом.

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Масло, тост, сдоба, цитрусовые тона, грейпфрут. Классический шардоне с большим дубом.

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Nov 24th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Crisp clean pleasant unoaked. Fresh modern. $10.99

Crisp clean pleasant unoaked. Fresh modern. $10.99

Feb 12th, 2014
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.5

Good and clean. Nice zest and fresh fruit. Glad I tried it.

Good and clean. Nice zest and fresh fruit. Glad I tried it.

Jan 31st, 2014
Paul Boswell

Inherited from the kitchen of my in-laws, this actually hasn't aged as badly as I would have expected. Slightly sweeter than expected. Nice mineral and flinty notes.

Inherited from the kitchen of my in-laws, this actually hasn't aged as badly as I would have expected. Slightly sweeter than expected. Nice mineral and flinty notes.

Oct 1st, 2013
Anthony Szabo

citrus, vanilla, and wet stone please the palate. subtle oak and no malo leave it crisp.

citrus, vanilla, and wet stone please the palate. subtle oak and no malo leave it crisp.

Jun 21st, 2013
Courtney Pinard

Clean, crisp and slightly buttery

Clean, crisp and slightly buttery

Dec 31st, 2017
Diana Raj

Smooth, creamy with oak flavour

Smooth, creamy with oak flavour

Dec 29th, 2017