Settlement Poplars Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
This is the kind of powerhouse Kiwi chardonnay that put the style on the map. Big flavours, matched with great quality oak (15% new), splashes of spice and a bit of time to integrate all of those elements. This wine is a site-expressive, powerful chardonnay wrapped up in a balanced medium body and grapefruit acidity driving a long and moreish finish. Just when you are impressed by the richness of the fruit and the nuance of the oak, that acid kicks in and and an elegant finish ensues.
Cameron Douglas MS
“From the Poplars Vineyard - aromas of ripe yellow stone fruits, sweet grapefruit, baked custard toasty wood and spice qualities of fresh new French oak. Complex and youthful. On the palate - it’s all about texture and synergy of fruit, wood and place. Full bodied, no mistaking the impact of oak with a new wood core and plenty of acidity ensures the ageing potential is engaged from the outset. Cushioning from the ripe fruit, barrel spices and warming alcohol present a wine that will age well, is ready to drink - with food till end of 2022 - with best drinking from 2023 through 2028+. Am keen to try this wine again this time in 2022.”
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Marlborough is the famous region that has rocketed NZ into the world wine scene. For good or for bad, the wine that hails from here is distinctive, exploding with aromatics and quality and balance are only improving. Located at the top of the South Island, there is no doubt that Marlborough is the epicentre of the New Zealand wine industry - a region synonymous with some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The distinctive conditions of Marlborough - warm, sunny days and cold nights allow winemakers to unleash the unique expressions of grape, not seen anywhere else in the world.