Hunter's Offshoot Marlborough Chardonnay (2019)

Estate-grown at Rapaura, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked from 30 year-old vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts in large (900-litre) French oak barrels (35 per cent new), and wood-aged for a year. Retasted in mid-late 2021, it is bright, light lemon/green, mouthfilling and savoury, with very good intensity of ripe, citrusy, peachy flavours, biscuity notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and obvious potential. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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