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2017 Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc

2017 Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc

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94 Points Bob Campbell MW
2017 Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc
94 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A beautiful example of Chenin Blanc by the masters of Marborough varietals, Astrolabe. Check out Bob Campbell's 95 point score! As it showcases all that is so gorgeous and typically New Zealand about good Chenin Blanc, this quiet icon of a wine offers fresh and zingy acidity, with a delicately plump tree fruit and fine, pristine aromatics. A wonderful aperitif and match with fish and white meats. Drink now or cellar, the Astrolabe Chenin is simply delicious for this price.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Its Origins

Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Bone-dry chenin blanc with appealing Granny Smith apple, oyster shell, mineral and lime juice flavours. A very appealing and age-worthy wine. In youth, at least, it is a taut, high acid wine with absolutely classic varietal flavours. My cellaring estimate is conservative 18/10/2018." Drink 2018 - 2027

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Offering great value, the 2017 vintage (5*) was hand-picked in the Southern Valleys and partly fermented with indigenous yeasts in old oak barrels. A fully dry style (1.9 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is pale lemon/green, with a scented bouquet. Mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with a real sense of youthful drive and vigour, it has strong, lemony, slightly appley flavours, a minerally streak, a subtle seasoning of oak and a tightly structured, lingering finish. Best drinking 2020+."

90/100 Cameron Douglas

Fruity and varietal expression of Chenin Blanc with aromas of fresh crunchy red apple, quince and citrus. a light sweet herb note and wet stone mineral suggestions. Dry, crisp and refreshing on the palate with salivating acidity and flavours that reflect the nose. Balanced lengthy finish, varietal and floral too with a touch of honey suckle. Drink now and through 2026.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

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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