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Clearview Chardonnay Reserve Hawke's Baytext
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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