Wine of the Week NZ

Gibbston Valley 95 China Terrace Chardonnay 2014, Central Otago, NZD $55

From clone B95 grown on the Bendigo terraces. Fermented in oak using indigenous yeasts. Very pure, taut and linear chardonnay with hints of mineral, toast and citrus flavours. Fresh, taut wine that can be enjoyed now but with the potential for bottle development. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Saffron risotto, sautèed prawns, snowpeas, chilli & garlic

Stockists: Gibbston Valley Wines cellar door only (NZ)

Ranked #35 of 166 2014 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $43.32 Avg 94pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.5 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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