Iconic chardonnay

Sacred Hill Rifleman’s Chardonnay 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $74.99

Impressively pure and powerful chardonnay with salty, mineral, grapefruit, citrus, bran biscuit and cashew nut flavours. A very classy wine that’s complex and linear. Layered flavours are supported by tangy acidity that helps drive a lingering finish. Will age well. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Whole Caroline Bay flounder, fried almonds, grapes, shrimp, brown butter

Stockists: Quench Collective (NZ distributor). Not available in Australia

Ranked #1 of 22 2016 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay

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