Awhitu Peninsula Chardonnay (2020)

Attractively scented, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked on the Awhitu Peninsula, on the south-west shores of Auckland's Manukau Harbour. Fermented and matured in French oak casks (partly new), it is mouthfilling, youthful and sweet-fruited, with strong, vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, finely integrated oak and a smooth finish. Already enjoyable, it should be at its best 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

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

When to drink: 2023

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