Hans Herzog Chardonnay 2020

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95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
95/100 – Huon Hooke
94/100 – James Suckling

“Aromas of apple tart with brioche as well as toffee and butter cookie. Medium- to full-bodied with creamy texture and a creme caramel finish. Rich yet featherlight at the same time. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

“Intense, rich wine with peach, nectarine, oyster shell, nutty oak, hazelnut and a hint of green apple flavours supported by bright, tangy acidity that balances the wine’s obvious richness. Bold complex chardonnay with good cellaring potential.” – Bob Campbell MW

“Light-middling straw-yellow; bouquet has complex smoky roasted hazelnuts and spices, the palate is rich and generous, full and round with pleasing amplitude and lovely texture. Drink 2023 to 2032.” – Huon Hooke

Tasting Note: Burgundy lovers will rejoice. Elegant, pure and refined with depth and silky texture. Layers of flavours unfold, ranging from white peach to just a hint of lemon zest in this immensely concentrated wine. A finely balanced acidity keeps this rich wine bursting with a vibrant energy, making sure it last at least a decade in a proper cellar. There is a lovely minerality in the long and concentrated dry finish. Tasted: 10th December 2021.

Winemaker’s Notes:The destemmed and partially crushed (30% whole berries) healthy grapes were left to an extended cold maceration to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed directly into used 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural (wild yeast) alcoholic fermentation with no residual sugar left. The fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to its remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. With 18 month in the same barrels to mature and flourish, this Chardonnay will develop into something even more heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined (vegan) and only lightly filtered to retain all the goodness.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 13.5%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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