Karikari Calypso Chardonnay 2020
$28.90 inc. GST
4 stars – Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)
“Grown on the Karikari Peninsula, in the Far North, this is one of my favourites in the Karikari Estate range. Mostly tank-fermented, but 10 per cent aged in new French oak barrels, the light yellow/green 2015 vintage is a fleshy, full-bodied, fragrant wine. Coupling freshness with northern warmth, it is generous, ripe, peachy and rounded, with balanced acidity and lots of current-drinking appeal.” – Michael Cooper
Tasting Note: Powerful, ripe and full-bodied expression of Chardonnay that hints at Californian style. Citrus and stone fruit aromas follow through on the soft, refined palate. Fine and refreshing, crisp in the finish with a pleasing amount of oak influence – more complex than your typical easy-drinking style of Chardonnay, but so charming in character that it’s hard to resist.
Region: Northland, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.