A winner from Waipara

Greystone Chardonnay 2016, Waipara, NZD $40

Quite a ripe, fleshy chardonnay with peach, stone fruit, wet stone, mineral, roasted nut and bran biscuit flavours. A smooth-textured wine with plenty of power and a lingering finish. Can be appreciated now but has development potential. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Snapper & courgette oyster cream, courgette puree, courgette flower, golden raisins

Stockists: Greystone Wines; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ); Camperdown Cellars, Sydney – NSW (AU); Cuttings NSW (AU distributor)

Ranked #13 of 130 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $42.22 Avg 95pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from New Zealand

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