Smith & Sheth Cru Howell Vineyard Chardonnay (2019)

From 21-year-old vines in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Hawke's Bay, the classy 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked and fermented and matured in French oak barriques. Light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is weighty, with rich, ripe stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak and balanced acidity. A powerful, harmonious wine, it's already delicious, but well worth cellaring to 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $60 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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