2016 Cloudy Bay ChardonnayChardonnay from New Zealand
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- 92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
"The 2016 Chardonnay has a more backward, perhaps more mineral-driven nose than the 2015, lighter yet very well defined and revealing touches of struck flint with time. The fresh, vibrant palate is well balanced, displaying a fine bead of acidity and leading to an elegant finish that just needs to develop more personality. Still a quality Chardonnay, though."
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a concentrated chardonnay with fruit in the melon and apple zone. Some flinty complexity here, too. Poached pears and lemons combine on the palate. There’s a nutty twist through the finish. Drink now. Screw cap."
91 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Chardonnay spent 12 months in 15% new French oak. It features subtle hints of toasted hazelnut and butter, along with notes of white peaches and citrus. This medium-bodied wine is silky in texture, with a long, grapefruit-tinged finish. It shouldn't be overlooked in the Cloudy Bay lineup."
92 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|