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2015 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay

2015 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay

92 Points Richard Caro
2015 Babich Irongate Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay
92 Points Richard Caro

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Just fruity and buttery enough, but mainly it's about pure intensity and perfect acid/oak balance. We've been selling this since 1995 and every year Babich give this icon Chardonnay the full measure of quality and care. Delicious now it will be even better in 5-10 years. Ranked #3 in Bob’s recent tasting of 42 Hawke’s Bay 2014 Chardonnays.

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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 ( 2014 vintage )

"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."

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper ( 2014 vintage )

"Babich's flagship Chardonnay. A stylish wine, Irongate was traditionally markedly leaner and tighter than other top Hawke’s Bay Chardonnays, while performing well in the cellar, but the latest releases have more drink-young appeal. It is based on hand-picked fruit from the shingly Irongate Vineyard in Gimblett Road, fully barrel-fermented (about 20 per cent new), and lees-matured for up to 10 months. Malolactic fermentation was very rare up to the 2002, but has since exerted a growing influence. The 2014 (4.5*) is still very youthful. Fleshy and rounded, it has strong, ripe, peachy, slightly mealy and toasty flavours, subtle, finely textured and very harmonious, with a long finish. Open 2017+.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017- 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with POULTRY
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

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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