Nockie's Palette Premium Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2018)

Drinking well now, the 2018 vintage (4.5*) was made for Nockie's Palette, in Central Otago, by Clearview Estate, at Te Awanga, in Hawke's Bay. Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling and rich, with concentrated, ripe, stone-fruit flavours, buttery and toasty notes adding complexity, and fresh, finely balanced acidity. Best drinking mid-2021+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $160 NZD
Sweetness: 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.

When to drink: 2021

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