Jackson Estate Shelter Belt Single Vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay (2018)

The estate-grown 2018 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked from 'original, old vines' in the Wairau Valley, and fermented and matured for nine months in tanks (25 per cent) and French oak barriques (75 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant, full-bodied wine, with generous, ripe, peachy, slightly mealy and biscuity flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a finely balanced, creamy-smooth finish. Highly enjoyable now, it's also well worth cellaring to 2023. Fine value.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $24 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide 2022

When to drink: 2023

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