Mudbrick Vineyard Francesca Waiheke Island Chardonnay (2020)

Still very youthful, the 2020 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard wine, hand-harvested and barrel-fermented (French, 75 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Mouthfilling and lively, it has rich, citrusy, peachy flavours, seasoned with toasty oak, good acid spine and a long finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $120 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

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

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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