Oyster Bay

Marlborough Chardonnay

8.6265 ratings
8.612 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.

#dwnewzealand

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

#dwnewzealand

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
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

Another Kiwi wine this week - because why not! I remember when I was at Uni, if I managed to have Oyster Bay or Wither Hills in my glass then it was a very good day!

I actually picked this wee bottle up as I needed some white wine to go into a meal I was making from the Dish Magazine - a chicken and silverbeet pasta. Always cook with a decent wine because most the time you have some leftover to sip on while cooking - so you may as well enjoy it!

This 2015 Chardonnay was on special at Liquorland for $15 - bargain! It's a fairly vibrant yellow in the glass. Notes of honey, vanilla, banana and toasty grapefruit come through on the nose. Creamy fruit flavours are in abundance on the palate with a nice balance of fruit and nutty oak.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

Another Kiwi wine this week - because why not! I remember when I was at Uni, if I managed to have Oyster Bay or Wither Hills in my glass then it was a very good day!

I actually picked this wee bottle up as I needed some white wine to go into a meal I was making from the Dish Magazine - a chicken and silverbeet pasta. Always cook with a decent wine because most the time you have some leftover to sip on while cooking - so you may as well enjoy it!

This 2015 Chardonnay was on special at Liquorland for $15 - bargain! It's a fairly vibrant yellow in the glass. Notes of honey, vanilla, banana and toasty grapefruit come through on the nose. Creamy fruit flavours are in abundance on the palate with a nice balance of fruit and nutty oak.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

Oct 31st, 2016
Phil Resor

Light

Light

Jul 4th, 2018