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2018 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay

2018 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2018 Martinborough Vineyards Home Block Chardonnay
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Outrageously good Chard. The 2012 vintage was voted world’s top Chardonnay outside Burgundy by Decanter magazine. This is a hard act to follow, but later vintages have been even better. Rich and opulent yet silky and refined, it has huge satisfaction but also a palpable sense of pedigree and layering. Whether drinking or cellaring, this is a must-have for serious Chardy lovers.

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Elsewhere up to $40.99 Save $8 $32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Free-draining soils, hot summers and long, dry autumns make Martinborough the perfect region for growing traditional cool-climate wines. Founded in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard was a trailblazer in the region and the first to plant the variety for which the region is best known, Pinot Noir. MV now lay claim to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the district. Since the first vintage was released by pharmacist-turned-winemaker Russell Schultz in 1984, they have consistently produced world-class wines from the home block, Martinborough Terraces blocks, and more recently, the Burnt Spur vineyards. A big move towards organic/sustainable vineyards is currently in place.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Rich, flavoursome chardonnay with grapefruit, citrus, white peach, nectarine, oyster shell, mineral and a seasoning of ginger and nut yeast lees characters. A complex, assertive wine that's all the better for a thread of tangy acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. 22 AUG 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Magnificently complex and sophisticated, the engaging bouquet shows yellow peach, fig, cedar, subtle spice and brioche characters. It is equally gratifying on the palate with outstanding depth and intensity, wonderfully complemented by creamy mouthfeel and bright acidity. Splendidly harmonious and seamless. $36.00. Aug 2019." Drink 2020 - 2026

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The refined 2018 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (23 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh, youthful and weighty, with generous, ripe stone-fruit flavours, finely integrated nutty oak, excellent complexity and a rich, well-rounded finish. Well worth cellaring, it should be at its best 2021+. Drink 2019 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

4

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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