Sweet seventeen

Mount Riley Seventeen Valley Chardonnay 2016, Marlborough, NZD $27.99

Very stylish Marlborough chardonnay with apple, nectarine, grapefruit, nutty oak and a tantalising hint of struck flint/mineral character. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with a lingering finish. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: West Coast whitebait fritter, Chives & lemon butter

Stockists: Mount Riley Wines (NZ distributors); Vino Fino, Canterbury (NZ); Angove Family Wines (AU distributors)

Ranked: #1 of 47 2016 Chardonnay from Marlborough

Awarded: Top Rank and Top Value

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