Haha Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Sharply priced, the first release of the 2020 vintage (3.5*) was partly barrel-fermented. Fresh, full-bodied and creamy-textured, it has good depth of ripe, peachy flavours, slightly buttery and biscuity notes adding complexity, balanced acidity and a dry finish. Enjoyable young, it should be at its best 2022+. A second, different blend of the 2020 vintage (3.5*) was released in late 2021. Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling and fleshy, with generous, peachy, slightly spicy flavours and a very smooth finish. Enjoyable young, it offers good value.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $18 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed November 2021

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