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Complex chardonnay

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Chardonnay 2015, Central Otago, NZD $47

Mendoza and clone 6 chardonnay from a premium vineyard site with extended barrel maturation (EBM) of 18 months. The wine is richer, weightier, oakier and more complex than the regular label with bran biscuit, brioche and toasty characters adding complexity to stone fruit and citrus fruit flavours. Quite a mouthful. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food match: Pan-fried snapper, mushroom duxelle, sauce Noilly Prat, spinach

Stockists: Carrick Wines; Fine Wine Delivery Co, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #22 of 149 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $46.31 Avg 95pt 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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