Wine of the Week NZ

Palliser The Great Riddler Chardonnay 2016, Martinborough, NZD $85

A limited edition wine available only at the cellar door. It honours the late founder, Richard Riddiford. it’s an intense and very complex chardonnay with tree fruit, struck flint, mineral, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. An impressively mouth-filling wine with cellaring potential. Riddiford would have loved it. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Tuna spiedini, chilli mayonnaise & preserved lemon

Stockists: Palliser Estates Wines only

Ranked: #3 of 15 2016 Chardonnay from Martinborough

Awarded: Top Rank

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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