Collaboration Aurulent Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2021)

This consistently classy wine is harvested from 'select vineyards' and handled in French oak casks. Already highly enjoyable, but well worth cellaring, the 2021 vintage (5*) is a bright, light lemon/green wine, fragrant and full-bodied. Concentrated and savoury, it has rich, ripe, peachy, mealy, slightly buttery and toasty flavours, fresh, balanced acidity, and excellent complexity and length. Best drinking mid-2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $36 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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