Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2021)

Typically a great buy. The 2021 vintage (4*) was fermented and lees-aged for nine months in oak barriques (14 per cent new). It has a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet, leading into a mouthfilling wine with fresh, generous, peachy flavours and savoury notes adding complexity. Best drinking mid-2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $18 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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