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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
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92

"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."

Product Detail

Item # 110594
Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Sub-Region Marlborough
Ratings

92 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
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