Trendy chardonnay

Blank Canvas Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough, NZD $36

Intense, flavoursome Chardonnay with citrus, peach, tree fruit, brioche and spicy oak flavours together with a suggestion of struck flint/mineral character. Quite a rich, textural wine with a lengthy finish. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Blackened tuna, squid, buttered popcorn milk, chorizo broth, piquillo paper

Stockists: Macvine International, Auckland (NZ distributors); Eurocentric Wine (AU distributors)

Ranked #1 of 18 2016 Chardonnay from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: AUD $42.73 Avg 95pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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