Shapely chardonnay

Pask Declaration Chardonnay 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $40

Flagship chardonnay from Mendoza clone, barrel-fermented and aged in mostly new French oak for 11 months. Dense and quite creamy wine with grapefruit, citrus, tree fruit, spice and anise flavours supported by tangy acidity. An impressive wine with potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Roasted hapuku, crayfish raviolo, truffle dressing, beach spinach

Stockists: Pask Wines (NZ & AU); TheWineLife, Hawke’s Bay; Glengarry Wines (NZ)

Ranked #14 of 53 2015 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $38.43 Avg 94pt 2015 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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