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2016 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

2016 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

93 Points Cameron Douglas
2016 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay
93 Points Cameron Douglas

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This blew us away when we tasted it. This is a serious wine from organic vineyards that's considered "only a notch below" Astrolabe's top Chardonnay. Full-bodied with nectarine and honeydew melon flavours enhaced with fine oak and a long ripe citrus finish. It just shows what a high bar Astrolabe sets for themselves to be able to bring this stonking Chardy to you for only $15.99!

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$15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Winemaker Simon Waghorn has this to say about Durvillea: “All along Marlborough’s coast, clinging to rocks at low tide is the seaweed Durvillea. We know it as bull kelp or rimurapa. As a young man at university I studied seaweed. Named for the captain of the Astrolabe, Durvillea seaweed is my quintessential emblem of our wild coast. The Durvillea grapes are grown in the Waihopai, Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough. The grapes are harvested at precisely the right moment and I preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in my winemaking. Durvillea is Astrolabe’s little sister label. This provides us with the opportunity to offer another range of classic Marlborough wines from our Astrolabe vineyards.”

What The Critics Say

93/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

“Lovely bouquet of Chardonnay fruit with white fleshed orchard fruits, grapefruit and lemon, crisp red apple and loads of vanilla and creamy oak aromas. On the palate - youthful, firm, fruity, crisp and dry. Plenty of oak spice leads to fruit of the orchard flavours with baked peach and apple; quite spicy overall, balanced and well made with decent length." Drink 2017 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

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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