Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016

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Gold Medal NZIWS 2017

NZ International Wine Show - Gold

Quite reductive and a little pongy when first sniffed immediately after pouring but this subsides to reveal stonefruit and mealy notes with touches of cedar. The taste is full-bodied, powerful, savoury, spicy and a little earthy at this stage of its life with vibrant citrus-infused tingles on the front of the tongue, a flinty slightly lean mid palate then quite savoury and soft on the back palate finishing with concentrated honeyed oak and grilled stonefruit with a nutty complexity and mouthfilling length. 5 stars & Cuisine No 9., Gold Medal NZIWS 2017

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Region Hawkes Bay
Country New Zealand