Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay (2017)

Mills Reef’s middle-tier Chardonnay. Finely balanced for early drinking, the 2017 vintage (4*) was mostly (87 per cent) fermented and matured for seven months in 300-litre oak hogsheads (75 per cent French, 20 per cent American and 5 per cent Hungarian); the rest was handled in tanks. Mouthfilling, it is fresh, generous and smooth, with very good depth of vibrant, peachy flavours, showing good complexity and harmony.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2019

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