Wine of the Week NZ

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2016, Central Otago, NZD $46.00

Typically tight, pure chardonnay with citrus, floral and crushed oyster shell characters. A fruit-focused wine with subtle oak and appealing nutty yeast lees influence. Poised and ethereal. Accessible now but should develop well. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Pan-roasted snapper with chestnut puree, autumn greens and mushrooms

Stockists: First Glass Wines, Auckland; Caro’s Wines, Auckland (NZ); Red + White – Vic (AU distributor)

Ranked #8 of 71 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $40.21 Avg 95pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 96.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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