Irresistible chardy

ata-rangi-craighall-chardonnay-2015Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2015, Wairarapa, Martinborough, NZD $38

Rich, creamy, mouth-filling chardonnay with peach, tree fruit, cashew nut and bran biscuit flavours. Attractive, textural wine, with an impressively lingering finish. I’m sure it will age well but find it irresistibly drinkable right now. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Oven roasted snapper, saffron lime risotto, rocket, shaved Monte Vecchio, extra virgin olive oil & chardonnay vinaigrette

Suppliers: Caro’s Wines, Auckland; Regional Wines, Wellington (NZ); Negociants Australia (AU distributors); Prince Wine Store, Sydney & Melbourne (AU)

Ranked #3 of 55 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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