Seamless chardonnay

Lamont Bendigo Chardonnay 2016, Central Otago, NZD $32

Only 230 cases of wine were made from grapes grown on an unirrigated 25-year-old vineyard. Taut and attractive chardonnay with ginger, white peach, hazelnut, grapefruit, biscuit and spicy oak flavours. An impressively seamless wine with an ethereal texture. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Cloudy Bay Tuatuas, chorizo, XO style sauce, fried vermicelli

Stockists: Wine Direct, Auckland; Regional Wines & Spirits, Wellington (NZ only)

Ranked: #11 of 179 2016 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank & Top Value

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