Heroic chardonnay

Man O’War Valhalla Chardonnay 2016, Waiheke Island, NZD $49.90

Rich, ripe and full-flavoured chardonnay with golden queen peach, mango, pineapple, vanilla, spice and nutty oak flavours. A blockbuster chardonnay that’s a real mouthful, with impressive complexity. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Grilled free range pork belly with a celeriac-apple slaw, hazelnuts and crackling

Stockists: Eurovintage (NZ distributors); Winestock – NSW (AU Distributors)

Ranked #2 of 49 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand 

Price Benchmark: NZD $44.95 Avg 95pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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