te Pā The Reserve Collection St Leonard's Marlborough Chardonnay (2019)

Already delicious, the classy 2019 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard wine, grown in the central Wairau Valley, hand-picked, barrel-fermented (50 per cent new oak), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright yellow/green/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is full-bodied and savoury, with deep, ripe stone-fruit flavours, seasoned with biscuity oak, fresh acidity and a lasting, very harmonious finish. A match for wines twice its price, it should be at its best 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed December 2021

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