2022 Odyssey Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
A super deal price on this classy Gisborne reserve Chardonnay that's rich and finely made. For years Rebecca Salmond's 'Iliad' has been an institution in New Zealand Chardonnay, with well measured ripeness and creaminess making it a classic go-to for Chardonnay-lovers. Hand selected from the ‘Kawitiri Vineyard’ in the Golden Triangle region of Gisborne. The Mendoza clone is grown on clay soil on an old river bed. Non irrigated and tended by hand these are some of the oldest vines in the region. As Michael Cooper says, "Top vintages represent Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest."
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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 Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)

"Complex and enticing. Fantastic bouquet of ripe. fresh yellow and white fleshed orchard fruits, barrel spices and gun-flint. There's a new wood quality with a sweetness scent of raw sugar and a new lemon custard quality. Equally delicious on the palate. fruity and varietal with flavors of peaches and gun-flint, apple and citrus then toasty barrel and baking spice qualities. Lovely silky texture, contrasting acid line and lengthy finish. Best drinking from 2022 through 2029."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Gisborne
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2023 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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