Villa Maria Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Showing obvious potential, the youthful, generous 2020 vintage (5*) is well worth cellaring to 2024+. Sturdy and concentrated, it is savoury and complex, with deep, vibrant peach and grapefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, balanced acidity and a long, rounded finish.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 24
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed July 2022

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