Tony Bish Skeetfield Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

If you like powerful, bold, savoury Chardonnays, try the authoritative 2020 vintage (5*). Hand-picked from mature vines, it was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels (60 per cent new). It is already very approachable, with loads of personality. Sturdy, with a fragrant, toasty bouquet (60 per cent new oak), it has rich, ripe stonefruit flavours, balanced acidity, and a complex, finely textured, lasting finish. Best drinking 2025+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2025

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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