The Boneline, Sharkstone Waipara Chardonnay (2020)

An emerging classic from North Canterbury. From an early-ripening season, the distinctive 2020 vintage (5*) was estate-grown, hand-picked from mature vines, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (35 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant, youthful wine, mouthfilling, with with deep, vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, gently seasoned with oak, mealy notes adding complexity and a long finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed November 2022

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