The Boneline, Sharkstone Waipara Chardonnay (2019)

An emerging classic from North Canterbury. Full of potential, the distinctive 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown, hand-picked from 30 year-old vines and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (27 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is highly fragrant, with intense, youthful, citrusy, peachy, biscuity flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, vibrant acidity and a lasting finish. 'Puligny-like', I jotted down. Still a baby, it's well worth cellaring to 2024+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

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