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2015 St Clair Block Omaka Reserve Chardonnay

2015 St Clair Block Omaka Reserve Chardonnay

NZIWS Silver
18.5 Points Raymond Chan
2015 St Clair Block Omaka Reserve Chardonnay
18.5 Points Raymond Chan

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Saint Clair nail it again with a beautifully rich and vibrant Marlborough Chardonnay. Citric, toasty and mealy notes are lined by perfect mineral acidity and coated with creamy oak characters - everything in balance and everything speaking perfectly. Classy stuff and another coup for Marlborough Chard. But you can make up your own mind.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair. Saint Clair has developed six vineyards in different sites in Marlborough, including the Rapaura, Awatere, Waihopai and Omaka Valleys. Only superior fruit from the best locations for each individual variety is selected for the Saint Clair label.

What The Critics Say

18.5/20 Raymond Chan (2013 vintage)

"Concentrated aromas of ripe citrus fruits along with a complex creamy amalgam of barrel-ferment nuttiness, sweet oak vanillins, toasty oak and buttery notes. A fresh, steeliness adds to the lift and intensity. Medium-full bodied, this has a complex core of citrus fruits, creamy, barrel-ferment and buttery MLF elements melded with sweet vanilla and spicy, nutty oak. This is bold and deeply flavoured, the richness countered by a fine, dry, taut and textural line. Match with roasted pork over the next 4-5 years."

91/100 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (2013 vintage)

"The 2013 Chardonnay Reserve Omaka Valley Marlborough opens to a nose of spiced apples and ripe peaches with hints of buttered scones and popcorn. Medium-bodied it offers a wonderful creaminess to the texture and lively acid backbone that lifts and balances the generous fruit before finishing with great length."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Awards

NZIWS Silver
NZIWS Silver

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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