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2018 Clearview Hawkes Bay Reserve Chardonnay

2018 Clearview Hawkes Bay Reserve Chardonnay

NZIWS Gold
Winery Clearance
95 Points Sam Kim
2018 Clearview Hawkes Bay Reserve Chardonnay
95 Points Sam Kim

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A nice discount on a bold Kiwi icon — which has just won more high scores and another gold medal from the NZ International Wine Show (2019). The Clearview Reserve is a classic style Chardonnay that is mostly sourced from quite old vines (more than 30 years old) and fermented in new oak. Its huge sense of presence and lush array of toasty, mealy and savoury notes is always balanced by bright citrus fruit a finely crafted texture. Delicious! This will soften nicely with age, but even now it's a mouth-full of stunning Chardonnay satisfaction. Grab this discount!

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Elsewhere up to $47.99 Save $10 $37.99 in mixed 6+ or $42.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

In 1986 Tim Turvey purchased a property at Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay. Together with business partner Helma van den Berg, they hand grafted and planted the first vines in the winter of 1988. Clearview Estate Winery Ltd was established for the first red wine vintage in 1989. Vineyard plantings continued at 3 acres per annum. Tim and Helma also designed and built the winery, adding to the cellar door and restaurant as the business grew. The Estate grows 11 grape varieties from 19.4 hectares (48 acres) of Te Awanga vineyards. They intensively manage and prune their vines for low yields of quality fruit. The seaside location has a moderating influence and they often enjoy an extended ripening period well into autumn. The clay and loam soils sit over deep beds of free draining river shingle. Leased land at Gimblett Road provides Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This is a magnificent offering, the complex bouquet shows golden peach, rockmelon, vanillin oak and brioche characters, leading to a superbly concentrated palate that displays outstanding depth and power, while remaining graceful and harmonious. It’s multi-layered and hugely appealing. $45.00. www.clearviewestate.co.nz. Nov 2019." Drink 2019 - 2026

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"An elegant and lively example of this classic wine with grapefruit, citrus, oyster shell, mineral, struck flint and subtle brioche and bran biscuit flavours. A high-energy chardonnay with a mouth-watering backbone of fruity acidity. 22 AUG 2019. Drink 2019 - 2025

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"A brilliant sheen with deep straw and gold hues. The aromas are striking, familiar, seductive and enticing with suggestions of roasted yellow stone fruits and baked apple, a dry stone and sandy gravel earthy line, plenty of oak with a raw sugar, vanilla and toasty slightly smoky oak and sea air. Full-bodied with a creamy texture contrasted by textures of acidity, lees and alcohol. The best part about this wine is the persistent energy, texture and flavours. Fine oak tannins and long finish." Drink 2019 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

4

Awards

NZIWS Gold
NZIWS Gold

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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