Cloudy Bay Chardonnay

"A powerful Marlborough wine"

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay

2022, Marlborough New Zealand
  • From the world famous Cloudy Bay - this is a top class Marlborough Chardonnay that simply oozes class!
  • 5 Stars (Michael Cooper) - "A powerful Marlborough wine"
  • 93/100 & Top Rank Award (Stephen Wong MW, The Real Review), 90/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
  • A complex, full bodied style, 100% barrel fermented in French oak for 11 months
  • The wow-factor dinner party white for the now or cellar for 10+ years down the track
The Real Review – Top Rank
The Real Review – 4 Stars
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
Michael Cooper 5 Stars
RRP $60

$49.99

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc was the wine that put New Zealand on the world wine map but if you ask us Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is their unsung hero. It’s a world class white that oozes style and class!

It’s not just the Cloudy Bay reputation that’s big. This is a full bodied, big and complex, powerful style – a Chardonnay lover’s Chardonnay. Hand picked parcels of fruit from Cloudy Bay’s vineyards in the Wairau Valley and Southern Valleys region. It’s 100% barrel fermented in French oak for 11 months and regular lees stirring for added complexity. They gave this one the works and boy does it show!

This 2022 vintage scored 5 Stars with local critic Michael Cooper who said “A powerful Marlborough wine with impressively concentrated, savoury, lemony, mealy flavours and a proven ability to mature well over the long haul. The grapes are sourced from numerous company-owned and growers’ vineyards in the Wairau Valley and Southern Valleys. The vigorous, tightly structured 2022 vintage (5*) was fermented in a mix of new oak cuves and French oak barriques (20 per cent new), and barrel-aged for 11 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a refined, full-bodied wine, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavours, gentle biscuity notes, fresh acidity, and excellent delicacy, harmony and length. Showing obvious potential, it should be at its best 2026+.”

The guys at Cloudy Bay themselves say this about this 2022 release – “Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2022 is one for connoisseurs and gastronomic adventurers: refined, poised and balanced. Painstakingly made using traditional techniques, it is a true ‘food wine’.”

Wow the dinner guests and serve with seafood and other bright or creamy flavours. How about with a Caprese salad, soft cows’ cheeses, cream sauces and basically anything smoked or chargrilled.

Drink now or stash in the cellar for the next decade and beyond.

  • 13%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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