Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Chardonnay 2010, Marlborough, South Island

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Marlborough, New Zealand

$20.75 (317651)

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May 25, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a single block chardonnay from the Omaka Valley, one of three Southern Valleys within Marlborough, that have...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, gently spicy and oaky off the top, with a solid measure of ripe citrus and orchard fruit; the palate is...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Pale-light lime in colour, the 2010 Pioneer Block 10 Chardonnay reveals very lovely scents of ripe pears, dried...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium intense nose.

This Chard could compete with wines double its price

Positives: This wine features medium toasted spicy oak, lemon, pineapple, peach, Northern Spy apple, ginger, caramelized sugar & roasted marshmallow. Full body and with good acidity, a long length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Single vineyard whose grapes were mostly handpicked.

Drink now or over the next 7 years on its own or pair it with Cornish hen.

Tasted: 7 February 2014

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10 (Clearance Price 10/10) Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Tony  G
Tony G

Fantastic.

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