Wild Estate Wanderlust Waiheke Island Chardonnay (2020)

From an Onetangi-based producer, the youthful 2020 vintage (5*) is rare – only 650 bottles were made. Hand-picked and barrel-fermented (50 per cent new oak), it is light lemon/green, with a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, it has peachy, slightly toasty flavours, showing excellent concentration, vigour and complexity, balanced acidity and a tightly structured finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $90 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: 2023

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