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95 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars Michael Cooper
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5 Stars

An Outstanding Marlborough Chardonnay!

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.6%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Original price was: $47.99.Current price is: $39.99.

An Outstanding Marlborough Chardonnay!

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Winemaker Kevin Judd popped into the store to show the team his current releases, and boy were we all floored by this outrageously good Chardonnay! You could have had us all fooled for thinking this was some top shelf Burgundy! Thankfully for our wallets (and yours) it's not and instead you can try this world class wine for under $40.

Fruit is hand-picked from premium vineyard sites at optimum ripeness and spends 11-months in French oak barriques (20% new). With indigenous yeast fermentation, lees stirring and a complete malolactic fermentation, this is a hand-crafted, superb Chardonnay.

It has a unique and seductive sweet-savoury combination that carries through onto a wonderfully dry, flinty palate. A wine of incredible concentration, tight structure and excellent ageing potential.

Drinking beautifully right now, this will only continue to evolve with some time in the cellar – trust us, you won't regret the decision to lie some of this down – if you can keep your mitts off it that is!

Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"A virtual marmalade of pink grapefruit and limes, with a dash of stem ginger and orange zest. Tropical aromas of mango and pineapple merge with the bright citrus notes and mingle with an earthy mealiness reminiscent of petrichor (summer rain on dry ground). Greywacke Chardonnay has a unique and seductive sweet-savoury combination that carries through onto a wonderfully dry, flinty palate. A wine of incredible concentration, tight structure and excellent ageing potential.

The vineyards were hand-picked separately at high ripeness levels and whole-bunch pressed using very low maceration press cycles. Some of the fruit was pressed directly to barrel, the balance was lightly settled and then racked to barrel. The juice went through a natural indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barriques (20% new), with the final phase continuing for many months. The wine received occasional lees stirring and underwent a complete malolactic fermentation. It was transferred out of oak after 11 months and bottled in October 2022."

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2021 Vintage)
"Intense, tangy chardonnay with lemon curd, white peach, oyster shell, subtle oak and nutty yeast lees flavours. Serious chardonnay with good cellaring potential."

95/100 Erin Larkin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"The 2021 Chardonnay leads with a nutty, spicy nose, loads of savoury curry leaf, a nice flinty reduction and crushed nuts. It’s a brilliant wine with lovely flow. Superb. A mix of Mendoza clone and 95, it was pressed to barrel with 100% solids. This was tasted with Kevin Judd at Greywacke in September 2023. Drink 2023-2036."

5 Stars & 95/100 Stuart Knox, The Real Review (2021 Vintage)
"Nose dominated by struck-flint reduction; underneath we see ripe peach fruits. Palate is full and the reductive characters are in balance with the ripe yellow peach and grilled pineapple fruits. Great length and detail, hints of bacon fat and butterscotch towards the finish add to the sense of weight and power. A serious and powerful wine that has all the volume knobs turned up to 11."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"The powerful 2021 vintage was grown principally in the lower reaches of the Brancott Valley and at Fairhall, with smaller amounts from Renwick and Rapaura. Hand-harvested, it was fermented and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (20 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it has a fragrant, gently smoky bouquet. Notably sturdy and weighty, it has finely balanced acidity and concentrated, ripe stonefruit flavours, complex and savoury. A bolder style than most of the region's Chardonnays, it should be at its best 2025+."

94/100 (2021 Vintage)
"Expressive and intense minerality of sea spray and flinty aromas followed by lemon zest, apple blossoms and almonds with a hint of dried tea leaves. Medium-bodied, crisp acidity. Piquant and tangy finish. Many interesting savoury layers."

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