2016 Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay

2016 Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Dog Point Marlborough Chardonnay
96 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Made by the very talented ex-Cloudy Bay duo James Healy and Ivan Sutherland. As wine writer Bob Campbell puts it “these boys really know their stuff“ and he scored this new release 96/100. A single vineyard wine, hand picked fruit, aged for 18 in French oak. Every vintage is an absolute must try for all serious Chardonnay lovers. Drink now to 2023

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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

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Ripe, stylish and quite complex chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, nectarine, bran biscuit and subtle mineral and oyster shell flavours. An elegant and appealing wine with an ethereal texture and lengthy finish. Delicious now but might even get a little better with a few years bottle age"

5 Stars Michael Cooper

This classy, single-vineyard wine is grown on the south side of the Wairau Valley, hand-picked, fermented and matured for 18 to 20 months in French oak barriques (15 to 25 per cent new), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Still a baby, the powerful 2016 vintage (5*) is bright, light lemon/green, with intense grapefruit-like flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, a minerally thread, and a crisp, long, very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2021. Certified organic.

19.0/20 Raymond Chan

Bright, full, pale golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full with rich, ripe and rounded aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits entwined with a complex layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak in an amalgam of gunflint and mineral reductive complexities. This has richness and breadth and is well-proportioned. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, mouthfilling flavours of white and yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits melded with a layering of creamy and nutty oak and flinty, minerally reductive complexities, unfolding a little smoke and toast. The fruit richness is balanced by refreshing acidity lending the palate brightness and energy. The wine carries smoothly to a rich, lingering finish. This is a rich, mouthfilling Chardonnay with a complex amalgam of stonefruits, creamy and nutty oak and gunflinty, minerally reduction on a bright, vibrant palate. Match with roasted and grilled pork and veal over the next 4+ years. 66% Mendoza and 34% clone 95 fruit from the ‘Home’ vineyard, fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged on lees for 18 months in 15% new oak, undergoing 100% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 19.0/20

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    2017 - 2027

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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