Nautilus Chardonnay 2011, Marlborough, South Island

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Marlborough, New Zealand

$26.95 (331652)

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90 pts
6
July 20, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Although New Zealand is better known for Sauvignon Blanc, many regions also make dynamite Chardonnay. The Nautilus...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Family-owned operation producing some very lovely wines, winemaker Clive Jones’ 2011 Chardonnay is a splendid...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A clean, fresh, reductive, lively and inviting chardonnay from Nautilus in Marlborough, with fresh, crisp acids,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an intense, vibrant style of chardonnay - but also quite rich. The nose is very piquant with a touch of burnt...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of grapefruit, apple, pear, pineapple, vanilla and mineral notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, slightly creamy with flavours of citrus and tree fruit, crisp, refreshing acidity and a long, lively and very pleasant finish. What a lovely cool-climate wine, with a great deal of elegance and finesse. Best Chardonnay I have enjoyed this year by far, strongly recommended

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Nautilus Chardonnay, barrel fermented and aged for 11 months, has intense aromas of ground coffee, pear and quince. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; it is balanced with crisp acidity, soft tannins and a long, vanilla/oak finish. Sip this wine; drink now – 2020. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts – recommended based on quality and value. Tasted at International Cool Climate Chardonnay – i4C event July/13.

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