MAN O' WAR VALHALLA CHARDONNAY 2016

$35.99elsewhere $45.99

In stock
5325
SKU
  • QUANTITY
  • SHARE
Add to FAVOURITES
MAN O' WAR VALHALLA CHARDONNAY 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Valhalla 2016 is one of the best vintages of Chardonnay we have produced. Aromas of juicy nectarine flesh combine with charred apricot skin, lime, fresh herbs and the scent of Crème brûlée. The palate has structure from fresh acidity and salivating tannin with flavours of nectarine,salt, lime and ginger coupled with the bitterness of caramelised sugar; all contributing to a wonderfully flavoursome wine of terrific length and character suitable for drinking or for storing away on the cellar."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)​
"Rich, ripe and full-flavoured chardonnay with golden queen peach, mango, pineapple, vanilla, spice and nutty oak flavours. A blockbuster chardonnay that’s a real mouthful, with impressive complexity."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​A magnificently styled and beautifully composed chardonnay; the complex bouquet shows grapefruit, nectarine, vanilla and hazelnut characters with gunsmoke undertones. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, and displays rounded mouthfeel and creamy texture, brilliantly framed by bright acidity. This is multi-layered and lingering with rich savoury notes. At its best: now to 2021."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Full, even, light golden-yellow colour with a lighter edge. The nose is full and softly voluminous with harmoniously layered aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with an amalgam of savoury nutty and creamy barrel-ferment aroma along with flinty complexities. The aromatics build in depth and density with aeration, the complexities well-integrated. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a firm core, immediately opening with mouthfilling flavours of white and yellow stonefruits layered seamlessly with nutty notes and subtle gunflint and mineral notes. The mouthfeel balances creamy barrel-ferment textures with a fine phenolic-textured line, and fresh, lacy acidity. The wine has power and the palate flows to a long, lingering, fine-textured, dry, nutty finish. This is a firm and powerful Chardonnay with harmoniously mouthfilling flavours of stonefruits, nuts, flint and complexing minerals on a fine-textured palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. A selection of the finest barrels. Fruit from hilltop volcanic sites WBP, and from sheltered clay sites foot-stomped with skin contact, fully barrel-fermented by indigenous yeasts with high solids to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 32% new French oak puncheons, avoiding MLF."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This tautly structured wine is estate-grown at the remote, eastern end of Waiheke Island. Hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak casks, the powerful, light yellow 2016 vintage is full-bodied, with very generous, ripe, peachy, slightly nutty flavours, complex, dry and long. Best drinking 2019+."


More to Explore

  • 5 Stars & 19.5/20 Raymond Chan "Something very special here, and a must buy"

    ATA RANGI CRAIGHALL CHARDONNAY 2016

    $46.99 elsewhere $52.99

  • New Zealand

    Waiheke Island

    Chardonnay

    SOHO CARTER CHARDONNAY 2016

    $29.99 elsewhere $37.99

  • New Zealand

    Nelson

    Chardonnay

    BLACKENBROOK CHARDONNAY 2016

    $18.99 elsewhere $26.99

  • "Stunningly delicious" 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

    SILENI THE LODGE CHARDONNAY 2016

    $24.99 elsewhere $34.99

  • New Zealand

    Waiheke Island

    Chardonnay

    MAN O' WAR LITTLE BEAST CHARDONNAY 2016

    $28.99 elsewhere $32.99

  • 4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin "Energiser Bunny persistence of flavour"

    ASTROLABE PROVINCE CHARDONNAY 2016

    $23.99 elsewhere $26.99