Novum Marlborough Chardonnay (2020)

The precise geographic origins of Novum's wines are hard to pin down, but owners Will Hoare and Rachel Jackson-Hoare seek to showcase "Marlborough's very best parcels from within the best vineyards themselves – the sites within sites." The delicious 2020 vintage (5*) is a classy young wine. Matured for a year in oak barrels (10 per cent new), it is highly fragrant, weighty, savoury and rounded, with concentrated stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, excellent complexity and a lasting finish. Already very approachable and harmonious, it has obvious potential and should break into full stride 2025+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $47 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed February 2022

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