2019 Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
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Made by the very talented ex-Cloudy Bay duo James Healy and Ivan Sutherland. A single vineyard wine, it is composed of hand picked fruit which has been aged for 18 months in French oak. Every vintage is of this low-intervention classic must try for all serious Chardonnay lovers.
Elsewhere up to $43.99 Save $8.00 $35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable winegrowing experience of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy - both of whom were key players in establishing the quality of Marlborough's Cloudy Bay Vineyard. Their philosophy is total involvement from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines. Fruit for their wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Seductive chardonnay with white peach, citrus, grapefruit, oyster-shell and subtle spicy oak underpinned by delicious acidity. Intense wine with a lengthy finish. A little bottle age would do it no harm. 20 SEP 2021." Drink 2021 - 2027

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"This classy wine is estate-grown and hand-harvested on the south side of the Wairau Valley, fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (10 per cent new in 2019), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The 2019 vintage is bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant bouquet. Full-bodied, it is still very fresh and youthful, with concentrated, ripe stonefruit flavours, hints of toast and butterscotch, lively acidity, and impressive vigour and length. Best drinking 2023+. Certified organic."

94/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh

"Intense sort of Chardonnay here, kind of like sticking your head out of a car window while driving at 110 km/h, which I’m sure is also the sort of thing that a dog would love too. Plenty of struck match, pink grapefruit, oatmeal and bran, BBQ chicken, guava and spice. And more, but that’ll do for now. Tight and tangy, but also bold and packed with flavour, biscuit oak, a mix of ripe lime and stone fruit, flint and funk, and a mouth-watering finish of excellent length and energy. Really very good."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Marlborough
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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