Brancott Estate Letter Series 'O' Marlborough Chardonnay (2020)

Named after the company's Omaka Vineyard, this typically powerful, high-flavoured wine is hand-picked at sites on the south side of the Wairau Valley, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (about 40 per cent new), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The impressive 2020 vintage (5*) offers great value. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Full-bodied, it is rich and smooth, with generous, peachy, citrusy flavours, oak-derived complexity, and cool-climate freshness and vigour. Best drinking mid-2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed March 2022

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