2017 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay

2017 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2017 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Outrageously good Chard. The 2012 vintage was voted world’s top Chardonnay outside Burgundy by Decanter magazine. This is a hard act to follow, but later vintages have been even better. Rich and opulent yet silky and refined, it has huge satisfaction but also a palpable sense of pedigree and layering. Whether drinking or cellaring, this is a must-have for serious Chardy lovers.

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Its Origins

Free-draining soils, hot summers and long, dry autumns make Martinborough the perfect region for growing traditional cool-climate wines. Founded in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard was a trailblazer in the region and the first to plant the variety for which the region is best known, Pinot Noir. MV now lay claim to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the district. Since the first vintage was released by pharmacist-turned-winemaker Russell Schultz in 1984, they have consistently produced world-class wines from the home block, Martinborough Terraces blocks, and more recently, the Burnt Spur vineyards. A big move towards organic/sustainable vineyards is currently in place.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Elegant, creamy-textured chardonnay with peach, stone fruit and citrus flavours, together with an interesting savoury and toasty character and a suggestion of struck flint. A moderately complex wine that's a little reserved at this stage but has the potential to develop with bottle age. 29 MAR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The very refined 2017 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (23 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant, full-bodied wine, with fresh, concentrated, grapefruit-like, slightly appley flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak and a finely textured, long finish. A youthful, very age-worthy wine, it should be at its best 2021+. Drink 2018 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


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  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

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  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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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