Pegasus Bay Chardonnay

Review:

Strapping yet delicate, richly flavoured yet subtle, this sophisticated North Canterbury wine is one of the country’s best Chardonnays grown south of Marlborough. Muscular and taut, it typically offers a seamless array of fresh, crisp, citrusy, biscuity, complex flavours and great concentration and length. Estate-grown at Waipara, it is based on ungrafted, Mendoza-clone vines (about 30 years old), hand-picked and given lengthy oak aging (the 2018 vintage was fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak puncheons, 30 per cent new). The 2018 vintage (5*) is bright, light yellow/green, with a rich, smoky, fragrant bouquet. Weighty, concentrated and youthful, it is powerful, with deep stone-fruit flavours, finely integrated oak, impressive complexity, and a long finish. Best drinking 2022+.

Details:

Price: $43.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay

This is a Super Classic

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