2016 Greywacke Chardonnay Marlborough

SKU #1589027 95 points Sam Kim

Outer quote mark Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously expressed, the bouquet shows nectarine, rockmelon, lemon peel, nougat and brioche characters with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is superbly weighted and expansive with terrific fruit power and elegant oak infusion, leading to an impressively long delicious finish. At its best: now to 2024. Inner quote mark (11/2019)

94 points Bob Campbell

Outer quote mark Elegant, lively chardonnay with ginger, toasted nut, white peach, citrus-lime and some struck flint savoury character. A clever interplay of fruit and winemaking artefact. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has cleverly curated aromas of peach and grapefruit with flinty, winemaking complexity and hazelnut-like oak notes. The palate has a smooth, supple and fresh core of ripe-peach and lemon-curd flavors. Concentrated. Drink now. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This is fast becoming a benchmark Marlborough Chardonnay to counterpoint the Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes come from two clones planted on two distinctive soil types: gravel/clay loam and alluvial. The juice is fermented and aged for 18 months on the lees in oak barrels (20% new). A commanding nose of confected orchard fruit, then lovely palate weight where the delicate oak integration adds a classy richness. Brisk lime acidity leads to a mineral, almost saline finish. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Rich and flavorsome, this is starting to open up and hit the early stages of its drinking window. Wild-fermented in barrel, of which 20% were new, this offers an array of intriguing aromas from white flower and talc, to flint and smoky bacon. A combination of two clones, Mendoza and 95, it boasts complex layers and an assertive, lengthy finish. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Struck flint and hints of sweet corn and toasted grain accent white peaches and ripe pineapple on the nose of the 2016 Chardonnay. It's medium to full-bodied but comes across as fresh and lively, with a crisp, mouthwatering finish. Inner quote mark (3/2019)

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