Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke's Bay Chenin Blanc (2020)

Already delicious, the debut 2020 vintage (5*) was harvested from young vines, grown inland at Mangatahi, and partly barrel-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is invitingly scented and beautifully vibrant, with strong passionfruit and pineapple flavours, balanced acidity, just a hint of sweetness, and excellent delicacy, depth and harmony. An intensely varietal wine, it's one of the country's finest Chenin Blancs yet. Drink now or cellar.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: V+

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.

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