Deliverance Chardonnay has quite a following as it delivers all those big, bold and ripe flavours many chardonnay lovers are always looking for. You could say it is North Canterbury's answer to that ever popular Californian style but being local surely gives it the upper hand.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"North Canterbury produces some of New Zealand's most flavoursome wine-grapes. Grown on ancient river bed gravels in the Waipara Valley, this Chardonnay is rich with tropical and stone-fruits, subtle oak influence and hints of nutmeg. Old vines yielded the grapes for this wine and as a result you will experience immerse flavour concentration, length and persistence. Aged for 9 months in French oak barrels before blending. Estate bottled without fining."
Reviews for the previous 2018 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"It is beautifully fruited and inviting on the nose showing golden peach, fig, vanillin oak and subtle spice aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is rounded and flavoursome. The wine offers excellent fruit intensity together with creamy mouthfeel, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2022."