Carrick Organic Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Central Otago Chardonnay (2018)

From a region producing increasingly fine, often underrated Chardonnays, this is one of the best. EBM means 'extended barrel maturation'. Estate-grown at Bannockburn, the weighty 2018 vintage (4.5*) was fermented and matured for 18 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Bright, light yellow/green, with a restrained bouquet, it is full-bodied and generous, with deep, citrusy, peachy, mealy flavours, showing good vigour and complexity. Still youthful, it should be at its best 2023+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $47 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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