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Elegant chardonnay

Villa Maria Reserve Chardonnay 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $31.99

Intense grapefruit, peach, white-fleshed plum with subtle savoury toast, bran biscuit and cashew nut characters. Elegant wine with impressive length and gentle, fruity acidity. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Free Range Chicken Meschan

Stockists: Villa Maria Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawke’s Bay (NZ)

Ranked #8 of 63 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $42.49 Avg 94pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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