Mount Brown Grand Reserve North Canterbury Chardonnay (2020)

Well worth cellaring, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was fermented in one year-old French oak barrels. Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, with generous, ripe, youthful, peachy flavours, showing very good complexity, finely integrated oak and a smooth finish. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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