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Mt Difficulty Growers Series Lowburn Valley Chardonnay 2016, Central Otago, NZD $39

Pure, focused chardonnay with white peach, nectarine, root ginger and subtle salty flavours. Restrained wine with an ethereal texture and a perfect balance of alcohol sweetness and fruity acidity. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food match: Hapuka, eggplant, all black sauce

Stockists: Liquor King stores nationally (NZ); Lion (NZ distributor); Chamber’s Cellars, Randwick & Neutral Bay – NSW (AU); Samuel Smith & Son (AU distributors)

Ranked #36 of 119 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $35.89 Avg 93pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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