CLEARVIEW RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​Picked from our 29 year old vines and some of the newer plantings from our Te Awanga vineyards our iconic New Zealand chardonnay has built a golden pedigree over the last 25 years and showcases our unique terroir to its fullest extent.

Hand picked then whole bunch pressed, the free run juice was fermented mainly in new French oak, with the rest in one year and older French oak barriques. Some indigenous yeast ferments were allowed to run up to 30º C giving texture and roundness while the rest fermented cool (12-15º C) to maintain the classic Clearview character. The wine matured in the same barriques until racking in June 2017. Vibrant powerful fruit & oak characters in its youth develop into more subtle toast & cream notes as the wine matures over several years."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"For his premium Chardonnay label, winemaker Tim Turvey aims for a 'big, grunty, upfront' style – and hits the target with ease. It's typically a hedonist's delight – an arrestingly bold, intense, savoury, mealy, complex wine with layers of flavour. The 2016 vintage was hand-picked from vines up to 29 years old at Te Awanga, fermented and matured for 14 months in French oak barriques (49 per cent new), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant, mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with deep, grapefruit-like flavours, showing excellent delicacy and vibrancy, and a long, citrusy, creamy, very harmonious finish. A finely poised, vigorous young wine, it should break into full stride 2019 onwards."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A gloriously expressed chardonnay, the engaging bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, rockmelon, cedar and vanilla aromas with nuances of flint and oatmeal. The palate delivers outstanding fruit concentration and roundness, brilliantly enhanced by silky texture and excellent mid palate weight. The wine offers multi-layered mouthfeel and flows seamlessly to a superbly long, delectable finish. At its best: now to 2022."
5 Stars & 19.5-/20 Raymond Chan, August 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. This has a full, voluminous and deeply packed nose with layers of complexing interwoven aromas, showing citrus, yellow stonefruit and tropical fruit along with nutty, creamy barrel-ferment elements and an amalgam of flinty, toasty and smoky oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and fulsome with open and accessible flavours of bright, lusciously vibrant, ripe yellow stonefruits, tropical fruits and citrus fruit, along with complex, savoury creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes melded with flint, smoke and toasty nuances. The flavours build in richness and depth, providing a solid but rounded heart with integrated lacy acidity. The wine flows smoothly with a degree of unctuousness, leading to a long, finish of citrus, flint, nuts and toast. This is a rich and accessible, fulsome and complex Chardonnay with ripe stonefruit, tropical fruit and citrus fruits, intermixed with nuts. Flint ant toasty oak. Serve with roasted pork over the next 4-5+ years. Predominantly from 29 y.o. vines and some newer plantings from the estate ‘Te Awanga’ vineyards, hand-picked and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 49% new French oak barriques, undergoing 100% MLF.”
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Classic Clearview style with impact, power and precision; there’s no misting the oak, but there’s also no mistaking the fruit, energy and drive; aromas of roasted stone fruits and stony dry soils, cashew and Brazil nut then ripe grapefruit skin. On the palate – exactly as the nose suggest with flavours texture and impact; roasted stone fruits and citrus with a nutty edge; great acidity with a saline texture; long finish and quite complex. A keeper so best drinking from 2019 through 2030."


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