Dog Point Vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay (2018)

This classy wine is estate-grown and hand-harvested on the south side of the Wairau Valley, fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (10 per cent new in 2018), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The 2018 vintage (5*) is bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Tightly structured, with a real sense of youthful vigour, it has intense stone-fruit flavours, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity, and impressive complexity. Best drinking 2023+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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