2016 Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay - Marlborough
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
A Chardonnay lovers dream, brilliant value and hard to beat. A Wine Experience top pick!
Citrus driven chardonnay with complex flinty, toasty and biscuit notes derived from extended barrel aging on full solids. Vibrant, lively acidity delivers a focused palate which unfurls and exposes intense citrus flavours with an underlying brioche and hazelnut influence.
Ok… we don’t say this lightly, if we ever say it at all, but is this the best value Chardonnay in the world at the moment? The reviews have been electric, with Jancis Robinson MW comparing and preferring it to a $800 dollar bottle of Coche Dury Meursault 2010 and a $350 dollar bottle of Coche Dury Bourgogne Blanc 2011 from Burgundy!!! Coche Dury is arguably the most sought after and rarest White Burgundy in the world. Literally only a few dozen wines ever make it to Australia every year, and they are fiercely fought over by high end restaurants and elite collectors.
So how did this humble New Zealand Chardonnay [admittedly made by the brilliant ex-Cloudy Bay duo James Healy and Ivan Sutherland] impress Master of Wine Jancis Robinson so much that she was willing to throw Coche Dury, the Master, under the bus? In anycase we tried it a few days ago and it is a stunning chardonnay, complex, multilayered, beautifully constructed, and we could see, especially in a blind tasting, how it could undo the legends.
Bob Campbell MW
Located in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyard produces wine that reflects the experience and passion of the people that make them. All fruit is from hand-picked, low cropped vines grown under organic principles. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years.
Dog Point vineyards are certified organic under the BioGro New Zealand Programme which is an independent certification process established to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable and responsible practices. These organic philosophies drive our approach to wine making and help ensure the vines are at their best for next year's harvest.
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