Wine of the Week NZ

Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2016, Martinborough, NZD $38

Smooth, creamy-textured chardonnay with white peach and subtle floral and wildflower characters together with a hint of ginger, hazelnut and bran biscuit. A wine of subtle power and impressive length. Can be enjoyed now but has a promising future. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food match: John Dory with zucchini purée, confit tomato, basil, green olive

Stockists: Ata Rangi Wines (AU & NZ); Eurovintage, Auckland (NZ distributor); Negociants Australia (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 99 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $54.49 Avg 96pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 96.8 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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