Clearview Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

For his premium Chardonnay label, winemaker Tim Turvey aims for a 'big, grunty, upfront' style – and hits the target with ease. It's typically a hedonist's delight – an arrestingly bold, intense, savoury, mealy, complex wine with layers of flavour. Hand-picked from mature vines at Te Awanga, it is fermented and matured in 'predominantly new' French oak casks. Still very youthful, the 2019 vintage (5*) is powerful, but not heavy, with mouthfilling body, deep, ripe stonefruit flavours, savoury, biscuity, slightly smoky notes adding complexity, balanced acidity and a very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2023

 

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