Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay (2020)

Well worth cellaring, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was grown 'predominantly' in the company's Omaka Valley vineyard, in the Southern Valleys. Partly hand-picked and fermented and lees-aged for 10 months in French oak casks (31 per cent new), it is a bright, light lemon/green, savoury, youthful wine, with vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing very good delicacy and complexity, and a smooth, basically dry (3.3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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