Mount Edward Central Otago Chardonnay (2019)

Certified organic, the 2018 vintage (4.5*) was grown in the Morrison Vineyard, at Pisa, and fermented and lees-aged for nearly a year in seasoned French oak casks. Bright, light yellow/green, it has a fragrant, slightly buttery bouquet, leading into a mouthfilling, fleshy wine with generous, peachy flavours, showing very good complexity, a slightly creamy texture, and a long, harmonious finish. Drink now or cellar. The distinctive 2019 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 10 months in old oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a refined, weighty wine with vibrant, delicate, citrusy flavours to the fore, a very subtle oak influence, fresh acidity and a finely balanced, dry finish. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $31 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2023

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