Sweet Seventeen

Mount Riley Seventeen Valley Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough, NZD $28.99

Supremely elegant chardonnay with delicate citrus, white peach, nutty oak and yeast lees characters. Lovely purity and a silken texture, with a surprisingly lengthy finish. An accessible wine with cellaring potential. (Screwcap)

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

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Scampi omelette, sweet corn, tarragon, beurre noisette, caviar salt

Stockists: Liquid Experience, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ); Angoves (AU distributors)

Ranked #1 of 20 2016 Chardonnay fromMarlborough

Good Buy Rating: Good

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