Wine of the Week NZ

Greystone Erin’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Waipara, NZD $95

Made from grapes grown on Greystone’s steepest block of limestone-rich vineyard with a North-West aspect. Rich, nutty nose with a hint of caramel. Intense, flavoursome wine with cashew nut, peach, tree fruit, spicy oak and bran biscuit flavours. High alcohol (14.5%) adds a little warmth to the palate. A perfect balance of acidity prevents any suggestion of cloying in this big, powerful chardonnay. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Mooloolaba king prawns, samphire

Stockists: Greystone Wines; Caro’s Wines, Auckland (NZ); Young and Rashleigh, NSW (AU distributor)

Ranked #7 of 93 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $66.00 Avg 96pt 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 94.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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