Gibbston Valley 95 China Terrace Central Otago Chardonnay (2019)

A wine to ponder over, the classy 2019 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard Bendigo wine, estate-grown at 320 metres above sea level, and hand-picked solely from highly regarded clone 95 vines. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques and puncheons (25 per cent new), and barrel-aged for 11 months, it is a highly refined wine, bright, light yellow/green, with deep, ripe, peachy, biscuity flavours, showing excellent complexity and harmony, balanced acidity, and a long finish. Well worth cellaring.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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