PRICE SLASHED! Vidal’s impressive Reserve range has been selling on the market in the $18-20 price bracket for years (we’ve never been lower than $17.99!) but for a limited time you can grab ’em for this seriously smart price at a snip under fifteen bucks.
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 is a beauty of a buy. Check out what a few of local top critics have to say about this 2018 vintage…
92/100 & Top Value (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
“Bright, fresh chardonnay with a strong salty, reductive character together with citrus, ginger, nut and biscuit flavours. A harmonious wine with personality and an appealing texture. It offers good value at this price ($19.99)”
5 Stars, 93/100 (Sam Kim)
“Elegant, complex and inviting…The palate is beautifully weighted and rounded, delivering lovely fruit purity together with stylish oak undertones, backed by bright acidity, finishing long and satisfying.”
4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper)
“This middle-tier label is a consistently good buy, and the latest release offers irresistible value. The 2018 vintage was fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak casks (20 per cent new). Already delicious, it is bright, light lemon/green, with a slightly smoky fragrance. Mouthfilling, fresh and generous, it has citrusy, peachy, slightly toasty flavours, showing excellent richness, delicacy and complexity.”
Honestly, if you’re a Chardonnay lover why are you still reading this far down? Get a dozen or two or three in your cart now before it’s gone or the price goes up!