Hunter's Marlborough Chardonnay (2020)

The impressive, youthful 2020 vintage (4.5*), grown in the Rapaura and Omaka districts, was fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-aged for a year in French oak casks (25 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, generous and savoury, with strong, ripe, peachy, citrusy flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, very good complexity and a finely textured, harmonious finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.

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: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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