Great chardonnay hope

Greenhough Hope Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Nelson, NZD $35

Rich, weighty, organic chardonnay with toast, brioche and nutty yeast lees adding complexity to citrus and white peach flavours. There is also a suggestion of struck flint character, possibly a legacy of indigenous yeast fermentation. A classy, complex chardonnay. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Charred octopus, cucumber & burnt chilli salsa verde

Stockists: Greenhough Vineyard; Caros Wines, Auckland (NZ); Dan Murphy’s stores (AU)

Ranked #15 of 169 2015 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $47.21 Avg 95pt 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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