The Landing, Bay of Islands Boathouse Chardonnay (2019)

Delicious now, but also well worth cellaring, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown, hand-picked and fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is a very harmonious, fragrant, full-bodied wine, with generous, ripe stone-fruit flavours, slightly toasty and buttery notes, and very good vigour and complexity.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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