Askerne The Archer Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

Launched from the 2018 vintage (5*), this is Askerne's new top-tier Chardonnay. Likely to be long-lived, the 2019 vintage (5*) is likely to be long-lived. A classy wine, it was hand-picked, and fermented and matured in French oak barrels (28 per cent new). Light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with deep, youthful, peachy, citrusy flavours, oak richness, a slightly creamy texture and a powerful finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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