Chardonnay Six of the Best
A 6-pack selection of our favourite Marlborough Chardonnay wines:
Greywacke Chardonnay / Marisco The King’s Bastard Chardonnay / The Darling Chardonnay / Zephyr Chardonnay / Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay / Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay
Average price per bottle: $38.93 now $33.09!
Greywacke Chardonnay – An enticing combination of pink grapefruit, burnt orange and white nectarine mingles with more savoury aromas of smoked almonds, hazelnut meringue and the heady fragrance of freshly cut hay. The mealy savouriness carries through onto a rich, textural palate, evidence of this wine’s low-intervention winemaking. An intricate bone-dry style that is highly concentrated with a distinct flintiness, tight structure and crisp citrussy finish.
Marisco The King’s Bastard Chardonnay – The cool climate nature of this wine is stated by aromas of nectarine, lemon pith and underlying oak. The palate starts strong with stone fruit flavours backed up by a subtle creaminess. Secondary characters of flint and toast help to create interest on the palate while a typical Marlborough acidity draws out the palate with a salivating finish.
The Darling Chardonnay – This wine has been made in an old-world style with minimal intervention. It is soft with great texture and has flavours of citrus, melon, white peach and a touch of flint. A refined mid palate, with great length of flavour. This wine will drink well anytime complementing seafood, as well as soft and hard cheese.
Zephyr Chardonnay – Colour is bright green, straw, Nose is spice, citrus, lemon, mealy, subtle funk.
The Palate is texture, phenolics, chewy onion skin and oak spice.
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay – Fragrant citrus, complex flint and nut aromas combine with a distinctive core of mineral, lemon and mealy characters to form a seamless palate. Fine-grained French oak and refined acidity create a tightly woven palate with understated concentration and length.
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay – The palate is concentrated, elegant and silky with flavours of fresh peach, toasty oak spice, a hint of vanilla and roasted chestnut notes with a lingering finish. An aroma of fragrant ripe peach, toasted spice and subtle vanilla notes.