Askerne Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay (2016)

The refined 2016 vintage (5*) is a classic regional style. Barrel-fermented (57 per cent new oak), with a strong malolactic fermentation influence (75 per cent), it is mouthfilling, classy and concentrated, with youthful, ripe, citrusy, peachy, gently oaked flavours, showing impressive delicacy, intensity, complexity and length. Fresh and lively, with smoky, nutty notes and obvious potential, it should be in peak form 2020+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2019

When to drink: 2020

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