Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay (2018)

Already delicious, but very ageworthy, the 2018 vintage (5*) was grown mostly in the lower reaches of the Brancott Valley, and at Fairhall, hand-harvested, and fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (20 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex, slightly smoky bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak adding complexity, and a very harmonious, well-rounded finish. Drink now or cellar.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $43 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2011; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

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