Coopers Creek Swamp Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

Based on the winery's best Hawke's Bay grapes, this seductive Chardonnay has a finely judged balance of rich, citrusy, peachy fruit flavours and toasty oak. Hand-picked in the company's Middle Road Vineyard at Havelock North, it is fermented and matured in French oak barriques (33 per cent new in 2019), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The 2019 vintage (4.5*) is still youthful. Bright, light yellow/green, it has very good concentration of fresh, peachy, citrusy flavours, slightly smoky and toasty notes adding complexity, and a tightly structured finish. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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