Lake Chalice Plume Chardonnay

97/100 & Platinum Award at DWWA! One of just 125 wines from 18,000 entered!

Lake Chalice Plume Chardonnay

2020, Marlborough New Zealand
  • Platinum Award, Gold medal & 97/100 (Decanter World Wine Awards 2023, London)
  • Only 125 wines from over 18,000 wines entered won Platinum (that's just 0.006%!) - and one of only four NZ wines to go Platinum!
  • 5 Stars & No.1 NZ Chardonnay (Cuisine magazine 2023), Trophy Champion White Wine & Trophy Champion Chardonnay & Gold medal (Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023), Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2023)
  • "Beautifully made with a complex finish" (Decanter World Wine Awards 2023, London)
  • Single vineyard Chardonnay from Marlborough's Lower Waihopai Valley
Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition – Gold
Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition – Trophy
Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition – Trophy
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
Decanter World Wine Awards – Platinum
Decanter World Wine Awards – Gold
Cuisine 5 Stars
NZIWS Gold
RRP $50

$44.99

Plume’n hell! This is the NZ wine that’s just made international headlines in being recognised as one of just FOUR Kiwi wines to win a Platinum award at the world’s largest and most influential wine show, The 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards in London!

This single vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay, made with meticulous attention to details, made it BIG time on the international stage. It’s won 97/100 and a Platinum award at the DWWA which is an absolutely incredible achievement!

Winning Platinum at the DWWA is no easy road that’s for sure. After joining over 18,000 other wines they are then awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze –  the rest are shown the door! Then the best of the best go toe-to-toe to determine the Platinum award winners. Just 125 wines around the globe won Platinum – and just 4 were from NZ.

Or let’s put it another way – making the top 125 from over 18,000 is just 0.006% of all wines entered!

The judges at the DWWA 2023 were clearly blown away with this one – “Laden with quince, grapefruit, white peach and green apple aromatics underpinned by a vibrant mineral flintiness; taut and youthful with an energetic seam of acidity and a fine texture. Beautifully made with a complex finish.”

Using fruit from a single vineyard site in Marlborough’s Lower Waihopai Valley this is a Chardonnay that they say is “less work, more play.” Winemaker Chloe went on to say “We’ve selected only the very best barrels from within the batch. Each barrel adding a layer of complexity to the blend because we have so many components to choose from, adding different aspects of oak influence from the coopers, texture from oak or solids and flavour profile from the fermentations.”

With such huge domestic and international demand our recommendation would be to grab yourself a sneaky six pack (or two), enjoy a bottle (or two) now and cellar the rest until around 2027.

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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