Greywacke Chardonnay 2016
An alluring combination of kumquats, peaches and yellow grapefruit melds with the more savoury aromas of almond nougat, vanilla beans and marzipan.
Greywacke's 2017 Chardonnay is drinking beautifully now - a rich, powerful, dry rendition.
Greywacke (pronounced 'grey-wacky') is named after a type of New Zealand bedrock, upon which great terroirs these great Marlborough wines are crafted by owner/winemaker Kevin Judd - a pioneer of the Marlborough wine scene and a former Head Winemaker at the iconic Cloudy Bay estate no less. Kevin's style is based on minimum intervention winemaking, letting his soils shine through the quality-focused wines that typically display real concentration and individuality.
5 STARS - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines91 POINTS - Robert Parker Wine Reviews (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)FORBES MAGAZINE "Meet Kevin Judd, New Zealand Winemaker And Photographer Extraordinaire" (Tom Hyland), Aug 2018"Aromas of lime and apple peel. Medium-full, this displays mature fruit and a subtle touch of wood, along with good acidity and subdued yellow spice notes in the finish. Very impressive complexity, this is quite stylish. 2-3 years. Excellent"
An alluring combination of kumquats, peaches and yellow grapefruit melds with the more savoury aromas of almond nougat, vanilla beans and marzipan; an opulent concoction that is infused with a charry smokiness. The savouriness carries through onto a wonderfully dry, but rich and powerful palate that has great texture and concentration; evidence of this wine's low-intervention genesis.