2019 Odyssey Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay

2019 Odyssey Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay

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95 Points Sam Kim
2019 Odyssey Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay
95 Points Sam Kim

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Great discount on this classy Gisborne reserve Chardonnay that's rich and textured, fine and fresh. For years Rebecca Salmond's 'Iliad' has been an institution in New Zealand Chardonnay, with perfectly measured ripeness and creaminess making it a classic go-to for Chardonnay-lovers. As Michael Cooper says, "Top vintages represent Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest."

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $7 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Odyssey Wines is owned by Rebecca Salmond. Rebecca's voyage into winemaking began at Massey University in New Zealand and Adelaide University's Roseworthy College in Australia, where she graduated with a degree in Biotechnology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Winemaking Science. She then travelled and worked in some of the world's finest wine and culinary regions: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Cote Rotie in France; Alto Adige and Sicily in Italy; Marlborough and Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. Rebecca launched her label Odyssey in 1994, with small amounts of premium wines. Odyssey now has 25 acres of land in Marlborough's Brancott Valley under vine. Rebecca's well-honed philosophy sees her making only subtle adjustments to the wine, and using where appropriate the finest oaks. All wines are single vineyard. Odyssey Wines has garnered a number of accolades and awards.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously complex, the wine shows apricot, mango, fig and spicy oak notes on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that's supple and persistent. It's multi-layered and texturally seductive, finishing impressively long and refined. $32.00. www.odysseywines.co.nz. May 2020." Drink 2020 - 2025

94/100 Bob Campbell MW (2017 vintage)

"Impressively right, weighty chardonnay with concentrated dried tree fruit, spicy oak, nut and ginger yeast lees flavours. A classic Gisborne style with charm and intensity. A big and buttery wine that's easy to love 1/4/2019."

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    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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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