Vidal Reserve Chardonnay

"This middle-tier label is a consistently good buy."

Vidal Reserve Chardonnay

2023, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Vidal's Reserve label Hawke's Bay Chardonnay
  • "This middle-tier label is a consistently good buy" (Michael Cooper)
  • 4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper, The Listener) - "vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours gently seasoned with toasty oak, a hint of butterscotch and excellent delicacy and depth"
  • Bright, fresh style with plenty of toasty, citrusy, peachy flavours
The Real Review – Top Value
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
Michael Cooper 4.5 Stars
RRP $19.99

$15.99

Anthony Joseph Vidal was just 22 years young when he jumped off the ship from Spain way back in 1888. After purchasing a small section in Hawke’s Bay in 1905 he converted the stables that occupied the land into a wine cellar and hey presto – Vidal Estate was born!

We’ve knocked back a few decent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnays in our time and, for the money, this label rarely fails to deliver. As wine critic Michael Cooper calls it – “This middle-tier label is a consistently good buy.”

This 2023 vintage has got the thumbs up from both Cooper and Master of Wine Bob Campbell…

4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper, The Listener)
“This refined wine was grown in the Keltern Vineyard at Maraekakaho and Phoenix Vineyard, in the Tuki Tuki Valley. Partly barrel-fermented and aged on its yeast lees for nine months, it has vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours gently seasoned with toasty oak, a hint of butterscotch and excellent delicacy and depth. Best drinking 2026+.”

90/100 & Top Value Award (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
“Weighty chardonnay with ginger, savoury/toasted nut, apple, and citrus flavours. Crisp, dry wine with a lingering finish. Accessible wine that is drinking well now. Good food wine, well made with a good balance.”

A bright, fresh style with plenty of toasty, citrusy, peachy flavours. Honestly, if you’re a Chardonnay lover why are you still reading this far down? Chuck a case in the cart now and pair with seafood, chicken or your favourite seasonal salads.

  • 13%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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Vidal Reserve Chardonnay
Vidal Reserve Chardonnay 2023, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
$15.99 RRP $19.99
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