Walnut Block Nutcracker Marlborough Chardonnay (2019)

Still unfolding, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked, and fermented and matured for 16 months in oak puncheons (25 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant, with fresh acidity and concentrated, peachy, toasty, slightly creamy flavours, showing very good complexity. Best drinking 2023+. Certified organic.


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

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 19 – 23
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 19 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed July 2022

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