5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
95 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick

Big, bold and highly awarded

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$34.99 $24.99 elsewhere $34.99

Regions : Marlborough

Big, bold and highly awarded

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Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

This is a superb new release from Mount Riley under the very successful 17 Valley label. This must be one of Marlborough's most awarded Chardonnays with a serious series of Gold Medals over the years along with countless 5 Star reviews. All up, it's a very smart Chardonnay that represents the best of Mount Riley's fruit and winemaking skills.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed to gently extract juice. The juice was then fermented on full solids in French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, using indigenous yeast naturally found in Mount Riley’s winery and vineyard. Lees stirring was carried out post fermentation to build weight, texture and complexity.

Stone fruit, citrus and a touch of gunflint combine with beautifully integrated spice and toast characters derived from the fermentation in barrel. A wine of complexity and character. Fruit concentration is supported by mealy texture, spice and toasted nuts, and a bright natural acidity, creating a wine with balance and length of flavour."

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Very stylish Marlborough chardonnay with apple, nectarine, grapefruit, nutty oak and a tantalising hint of struck flint/mineral character. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with a lingering finish."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This is stylish and delectable at the same time, showing inviting aromas of nectarine, rockmelon, vanilla and cedar on the nose with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is concentrated and beautifully weighted, and delivers pristine fruit flavours together with elegantly infused oak nuances, making the wine instantly appealing. At its best: now to 2020."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Priced sharply, the ageworthy 2016 vintage was estate-grown and hand-picked at three sites, and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Still youthful, it is very fresh and lively, with citrusy, biscuity, mealy aromas and flavours, showing excellent delicacy and complexity. Fragrant and creamy-textured, it should be at its best 2020+."

NZIWS 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Enchanting white blossom, grilled stonefruit and vanilla pod fragrance with citrus notes infusing creamy vanillin oak, toasted nut and pineapple bread flavours. Long and complex.

Sue Courtney,, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A very inviting bouquet of butterscotch and caramel with wafts of freshly baked golden crunch biscuits. Smooth flowing across the creamy palate with bold flavours of stonefruit, caramel and toasty oak, underlying savoury malty notes and a long generous and powerful finish tinged with cedar and accents of citrus."

Highly Recommended & 93/100 Decanter UK, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Intense and concentrated, this has vivacious nutty and flinty tones giving a savoury, almost wild element. Fresh green herbs and floral purity define the palate; this is the fresh modern style that Marlborough should be showcasing." 

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