Wild Earth Chardonnay 2020

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Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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Cameron Douglas MS
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Sam Kim
SKU
WECH202010 UCNZ
NZ$34.99 Per item
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An enticing Chardonnay which offers an enriching combination of citrus, stone fruit and tropical tones on the nose with a touch of vanilla bean and ginger. The palate is energetic, delicate, fresh and pure with great focus and a lingering finish. Zingy citrus gives great energy to the wine with lovely integrated French oak giving ample structure. Lively and fresh in its youth, it should develop beautifully for 9+ years. A Fantastic wine to drink on its own but also great with fish, seafood and cuisine.
An enticing Chardonnay which offers an enriching combination of citrus, stone fruit and tropical tones on the nose with a touch of vanilla bean and ginger. The palate is energetic, delicate, fresh and pure with great focus and a lingering finish. Zingy citrus gives great energy to the wine with lovely integrated French oak giving ample structure. Lively and fresh in its youth, it should develop beautifully for 9+ years. A Fantastic wine to drink on its own but also great with fish, seafood and cuisine.

Scores & Reviews

18 / 20

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Bright, light straw-yellow with some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is youthful, with soft and sweet aromas of stonefruit and melon, intermix vanilla and spice. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright with the concentration of fruit, nuances of mango, melon and stonefruit have an elegant core, unfolding sweet vanilla and a hint of nutmeg. The lush fruit is fragrant and concentrated, supported by a persistent acid line; a chalky fine-textured phenolic mouthfeel brings harmony and texture to a bright finish. This is an intriguing cool-climate Chardonnay with the concentration of tropical fruit and a fine texture. Match with sweet & sour chicken and baked camembert over the next 5 years. Clones 548, Mendoza and B95 from two elevated vineyards in the Pisa subregion, fermented with wild yeast, full solids, fermented and aged in French oak, 10% new oak from premium Troncais forest in France. Minimum stirring and partial MLF.

93 / 100

Cameron Douglas MS

A captivating bouquet with aromas of Central Otago wild flowers and rocky outcrops then fruits of peach and lemon and apple. A moderate layer of oak and barrel spice tickles the nose adding complexity and charm along the way. On the palate - soft creamy textures give way to youthful acidity, fresh, crisp fruit flavours, lemon and barrel spices of oak. Plenty of weight and intensity with a core of fruit and youthful, fresh finish in a Chablis-like expression. Best drink from late 2021 through 2026+.

94 / 100

Sam Kim

A gorgeously styled chardonnay, showing white flesh peach, fig, nougat and roasted hazelnut aromas with subtle oatmeal complexity. Its wonderfully weighted and supple on the palate with excellent concentration and persistency, making it splendidly appealing and satisfying. At its best: now to 2027.