Black Estate Netherwood North Canterbury Chardonnay (2020)

Still a baby, the 2020 vintage (5*) was grown on a south-facing hillside, planted in 1986. Hand-picked and fermented in a single, three year-old oak puncheon, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. A tightly structured, medium-bodied wine, it has intense, peachy flavours, threaded with appetising acidity, and a very long finish. Set for a long life, it's well worth cellaring to mid-2024+. Certified organic.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $95 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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