Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Chardonnay (2021)

Highly enjoyable in its youth, the 2021 vintage (4*) was estate-grown at Gladstone, in the northern Wairarapa, and fermented and matured on its yeast lees for 10 months in French oak puncheons (20 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant, citrusy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with good concentration of citrusy, peachy flavours, fresh, balanced acidity, and gentle toasty, creamy notes adding complexity. Best drinking 2024+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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