Waipara winner

Black Estate Home Chardonnay 2016, Waipara, NZD $45

Rich, weighty chardonnay with peach, apricot, ginger, toast, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. Intense wine with layers of flavour and a suede-like texture. Tangy, vibrant chardonnay with character and class. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Crispy-skinned fish, roasted cauliflower, cavatelli, artichoke, Parma ham, parmesan

Stockists: Black Estate, Canterbury; Vino Fino, Canterbury (NZ); Prince Wine Store, Melbourne & online (AU) Stock On Hand Wines, Vic – Evan Milne (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 57 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

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

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