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2014 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay

2014 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay

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95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2014 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A great chance to snaffle up a back vintage of this icon Chardy, drinking in its prime! We've been selling this since 1995 and every year Babich give this icon Chardonnay the full measure of quality and care. A very complete wine, it is packed with classic grapefruit, toasty and mealy flavours along with subtle flinty character. Drink now or cellar further -- but get in quick!

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Babich Wines have been proud producers of fine New Zealand wines since 1916, when Croatian immigrant Josip Babich produced his first vintage. 100 years on, their family business has three generations of winemaking experience behind it, vineyards in New Zealand’s finest wine regions, and a passion for winemaking as a way of life. Managing Director, Joe Babich, a long-standing senior wine judge, during more than thirty-five vintages as winemaker has long been acclaimed as one of New Zealand’s most talented and most respected winemakers and wine judges, and has carved out a reputation for consistently outstanding wines.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Concentrated grapefruit, white peach and stone fruit flavours, with an appealing seasoning of buttery lees and spicy oak. A strong fruit emphasis offers appeal. Rich, textural wine with obvious power and length. 1/4/2016." Drink 2016 - 2023

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Restrained and tightly structured, this youthful chardonnay shows aromas of white stone fruit, lemon peel, almond and flint on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with linear mouthfeel and firm acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering. An engaging and savoury style promises to develop beautifully. $37.00. www.babichwines.co.nz. July 2016." Drink 2017 - 2022

19-/20 Raymond Chan

"A firm core to the nose that unfolds layers of ripe yellow stonefruits, savoury citrus fruits, with waves of soft, nutty and flinty, mineral complexities, and smoky, toasty oak. This is fulsome, rich and deep in aromatics. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fresh, lively and energetic, with fulsome, growing flavours of yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits, nutty and mineral layers and toasty oak. The flavours are complex and interwoven, and the mouthfeel shows a rich, subtly creamy, barrel-ferment texture balanced by lacy, refreshing acidity. This has elegance, grip, structure and tension, with the acidity and textures carrying the palate to a very long and sustained finish of stonefruits, flint and toast. Match with roast pork, poultry and veal over the next 5+ years. Mendoza fruit from the ‘Irongate’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP, and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged nearly 10 months in 20% new French oak with batonnage and 20% MLF. 19.0-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $37.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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