Old vine chardonnay

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2017, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $60

From the Skeetfield vineyard where old Mendoza clone chardonnay vines are dry farmed. Intense, stylish chardonnay with peach, citrus, chalky, mineral, brioche and hazelnut flavours. A richly-textured wine with a lengthy finish. Good now but should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Pork belly and pumpkin

Stockists: Tony Bish Wines; Vino Fino, Christchurch; Caro’s Wines, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked: #4 of 23 2017 Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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