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Durvillea
Chardonnay
2020

RRP: $20.00

Durvillea
Chardonnay
2020

A full-bodied, creamy and oaky chardonnay made in a round, mouth-filling style.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR/APPEARANCE
Pale straw.

AROMA/BOUQUET
Complex citrus fruit, hazelnut meal, crème caramel and sweet oak vanillin.

PALATE
Full-bodied, with nectarine, honeydew melon, fine oak and a long ripe citrus finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Roasted hazelnuts, creamy pasta and poultry dishes, smoked salmon and miso-glazed eggplant with toasted sesame seeds.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
Lightly chilled.

2020 Vintage

92 POINTS
"White peach and apple, vanilla and soft raw cashew nut, mild sweet oak scents and a fresh fruity drive. Soft and silty on the palate with flavours of peaches and tree fruits, a touch of grapefuit and pith then mild flavours of oak, nut and baking spice. Very fine wood tannins and crisp acidity. A balanced and well made wine for any occasion. Best drinking from 2021 througfh 2023." MAY 21
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Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

 

4 STARS
"Offering fine value, this 2:1 blend of Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley grapes was hand-harvested and barrel-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with strong, citrusy, peachy flavours, creamy and biscuity notes adding complexity, and loads of drink-young appeal."
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Michael Cooper
New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2022

2019 Vintage

91 POINTS 
“Moderately intense, ripe peach, apple and citrus and grapefruit flavours that reflect an excellent vintage. Supple chardonnay with a perfect balance of fruit sweetness and fruity acidity. Elegant rather than blockbuster.” JUL 20
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Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
The Real Review © The Real Review

4 STARS
"Offering good value, the 2019 vintage is a regional blend, grown in the Wairau Valley and the Awatere Valley. Hand-harvested, barrel-matured for seven months, it is a characterful wine, bright, light lemon/green, with ripe, peachy, citrusy flavours, gently seasoned with oak, moderate acidity, considerable complexity, and a slightly creamy finish. Drink now or cellar."
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Michael Cooper
New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2021

91 POINTS
“Bright, fruity, varietal and inviting bouquet with aromas and flavours of sweet yellow peach and white fleshed tree fruits, lemon and mild oaky spices of vanilla and raw sugar. Soft and silky texture with contrasting acidity and fine wood tannins. Balanced, youthful and ready to enjoy upon purchase and through 2023.” FEB 21
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Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

2016 vintage 

95 points GOLD MEDAL
“Dripping with joyously succulent tropical fruit and warming vanilla tones; lashings of bold, creamy oak and a generous, rounded texture wrapped up in a fresh core of acidity. Lasting.”
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Decanter 
Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017

Sustainably certified SWNZ
Vegan

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