94 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick

In the big and bold Clearview tradition

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$27.99 $23.99 elsewhere $27.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

In the big and bold Clearview tradition

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Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Clearview are well known for producing big and powerful Chardonnay and the latest release of their Beachhead is that and more. The Beachhead is always very popular and the 2017 gives a good nod towards the big, bold old school style while retaining a freshness to keep it relevant today.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Barrel fermented, full bodied chardonnay showing cashew nut aromatics supported by a creamy stone – fruit and peach flavour profile.

All the grapes were hand picked from our Estate vineyards, and whole bunch pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into seasoned and new French oak barrels where fermentation took place with regular stirring of the lees during the 8 month maturation in the same barrels. A large portion of the wine has undergone Malolactic fermentation for added texture and complexity. After maturation the wine was carefully racked and bottled in mid January 2018."

5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Delightfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, mango and vanilla characters with toasted hazelnut nuances. The palate is succulent and fleshy, delivering excellent fruit weight and plush texture, wonderfully complemented by refreshing acidity and creamy mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2020."

5 Stars & 18.5+/20 (94) Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright, full, even, light golden-yellow colour. The nose is fresh and aromatic with ripe yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and tropical fruit notes harmoniously entwined with a layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, along with subtle nuances of complexing flintiness. This shows lovely balance. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with mouthfilling flavours of ripe tropical fruit and yellow stonefruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, unfolding a little toast and flint and butterscotch MLF elements. The palate is luscious with a rounded heart and integrated acidity, the flavours revealing more detail and interest as the wine flows a fine-textured line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of citrus fruit, nuts and oak toast. This is a harmonious and balanced, mouthfilling Chardonnay with rich, ripe stonefruit and tropical fruits with creamy, nutty oak and complex, layered detailing. Match with roasted and grilled poultry, pork and veal over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP, and fully barrel-fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 1 y.o. and 2 y.o. French oak with batonnage and 100% MLF."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"This Hawke's Bay winery has a reputation for powerful Chardonnays, and top vintages of this good value label are no exception. Estate-grown and hand-harvested on the coast at Te Awanga, the 2017 vintage was fermented and matured for nine months in seasoned French oak barrels (one and two years old) and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is mouthfilling and youthful, with loads of vibrant, peachy, slightly toasty flavour, a hint of butterscotch, balanced acidity and a dry, tight finish. Already drinking well, it should be at its best mid 2019+."

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