Alpha Domus The Skybolt Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2018)

Both the 2019 and 2018 vintages offer excellent value. Estate-grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle, the 2018 (4.5*) was hand-picked, and fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak puncheons and barriques. Bright, light yellow/green, it is an elegant, mouthfilling, youthful wine, with grapefruit and peach flavours, finely integrated, toasty oak adding complexity, fresh acidity and a tightly structured, lingering finish. The 2019 (4.5*) is similar. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a stylish, vigorous wine, full-bodied, with strong grapefruit and peach flavours, slightly smoky notes, well balanced oak, very good complexity and a crisp, dry, lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed November 2021

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