Bilancia Trelinnoe Vineyard Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Full of potential, the refined 2020 vintage (5*) was grown in a single vineyard at Roys Hill (not la collina). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh and elegant, with strong, youthful, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing excellent delicacy and vigour, a subtle seasoning of oak, good acid spine and a lasting finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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