Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)

New Zealand
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While the owner of Felton Road calls this wine its everyday Chardonnay, this would be the height of winemaking sophistication for many NZ producers. Whole-bunch-pressed and wild-fermented in French oak (less than 10% new) before undergoing periodic bâtonnage; there's no fining or filtration here either. The result is an understated and elegant Chardonnay with delicate white stone fruit flavors and a subtle element of oak-derived cashew nuts. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Taut, vibrant chardonnay with saline, oyster shell, floral, white flowers, citrus-lemon and ginger plus a suggestion of white peach. A hint of alcohol sweetness is perfectly balanced by crisp acidity to give a gently mouth-watering finish. Can be appreciated now but should develop well with bottle age. Bob Campbell MW

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Critic Rating: Vinous 90 Points, Bob Cambell 96 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2023