2014 Chardonnay Bannockburn

2014 Chardonnay Bannockburn

White peach, elderflower and wet stones abound on the nose. The delicate subtlety and remarkable harmony of the wine is instantly appealing with no one feature urging for attention. The integration of fruit and complexing winemaking characters like freshly baked bread and mineral provides intrigue and great persistence. A delicious celebration of our Chardonnay vineyards in a glass.

New Zealand’s Pellucid Wines: More Light Than Heat, Stephen Tanzer, May 2016

(from vines planted in 2003 and 2006; includes Dijon clones; aged in just 10% new oak): Bright yellow. Subtle, alluring scents of lemon, minerals and fresh herbs. Brisk pineapple and mineral flavors show a complicating positive greenness, with hints of lemon curd, grapefruit and underripe tropical fruits giving the palate excellent energy for a wine that finished its malolactic fermentation. Winemaker Blair Walter does very little lees stirring. 90 Points.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015

The 2014 Bannockburn Chardonnay has ripe apple, white peach and clotted cream notes with hints of cashews and rising bread. Light to medium-bodied and finely structured in the mouth, it offers wonderful intensity with a great balance between fruit and savory notes, finishing long. 91 Points


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