Buy of the Week NZ

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $17.99

Soft, fruity chardonnay with lush tree fruit, peach and nectarine flavours that are flattered by spicy oak and subtle bran biscuit flavours. A flavoursome wine in an appealing and accessible style. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Fermented crispy chicken, wild ginger, basil, garlic chives, crispy shallots, red chilli

Stockists: The Good Wine Co, Auckland; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ). Not available in AU

Ranked #28 of 44 2015 Chardonnay tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $27.66 Avg 90pt 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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