Carrick Organic Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Central Otago Chardonnay (2019)

From a region producing increasingly fine, often underrated Chardonnays, this is one of the best. EBM means 'extended barrel maturation'. Estate-grown at Bannockburn, the 2019 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak barrels (8 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, very savoury and concentrated, with deep, complex flavours, vigorous and persistent. A top example of Central Otago (and New Zealand) Chardonnay, it's certified organic.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $47 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

Reviewed July 2022

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