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Pukeora-Estate-Range-Chardonnay-2014Pukeora Estate Range Chardonnay 2014, Central Hawke’s Bay, NZD $17

Creamy, mouth-filling wine with grapefruit, white peach, chalky mineral and toast characters. A high-ish alcohol of 14.5% adds weight, promotes a soft texture and gives a hint of sweetness on the finish. An appealing wine that offers excellent value at this price. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food match: Roast quail, parsnip, carrot, brussels sprouts, bread sauce & lardons

Stockists: Pukeora Estate; Wineseeker, Wellington; First Glass, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #17 of 58 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $32.58 Avg 92pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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