Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay (2020)

The impressive 2020 vintage (5*) was hand-picked and fermented and lees-aged for 10 months in French oak casks. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet, it is fleshy, with rich stonefruit flavours, finely integrated toasty oak, a slightly creamy texture, and excellent length and harmony. A very elegant wine, already delicious, it should be at its best 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $44 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed June 2022

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