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Clearview Chardonnay Reserve Hawke's Baytext

Clearview Chardonnay Reserve Hawke's Bay 2019

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandThese old vines are rooted in coastal Te Awanga, and whole bunch pressed, partially in barrel, with 43% new oak. This remained in barrel for one year, with regular b√Ętonnage. Quite potent and focused, with perfumed pear scenting a savoury, brown butter laced palate, with flicks of reduction running throughout, and ample toasted oak framing the palate. Acidity is brisk, pulling this to the lingering, spiced, warming finish. A lot of intensity packed into 13.5%.Tasted: 02 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 45.00 New Zealand Producer: Clearview Estate WineryDistributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: Chardonnay