Te Awa Chardonnay 2010, Hawkes Bay, North Island

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

$18.95 (301135)

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Here's a classy, elegant, refined, well-measured example of barrel-aged chardonnay at an attractive price. Citrus, orchard fruit and judicious oak intermingle on a balanced frame of acids and alcohol. Very good to excellent length. Fine stuff. Score: 90 (John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com, Feb 2013)

89 pts
5
March 02, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Gives off a good dose of char but in a Penderish way with knowledge that it will dissipate, integrate and elevate...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a classy, elegant, refined, well-measured example of barrel-aged chardonnay at an attractive price. Citrus,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Milder Hawkes Bay is positioning itself as the prime locale for chardonnay. There is a ripeness and generosity to...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Pale-light lime in colour with a trace of straw, the 2010 Te Awa Chardonnay reveals lovely notes of pears, lemon, and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Although there is some good depth here, the fruit and purity of the wine is largely masked by sweet oak. Fans of...

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