Tony Bish Heartwood Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

Still very youthful, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant, slightly oaky bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with strong, fresh stone-fruit flavours, showing good concentration, balanced acidity, and very good delicacy and length. Well worth cellaring.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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