92 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Produced by Simon Waghorn and his team at Astrolabe - one of New Zealand's most respected wine producers - Durvillea is a highly regarded option for those looking to sample the accuracy and sheer drinkability of the Astrolabe range at a more accessible price point.
This 2020 Chardonnay shows balance and poise beyond this price point with robust fruit weight countered by well managed oak. A lovely wine in the classic middleweight Chardonnay style.
Vegan and vegetarian friendly.
The winery writes "Full-bodied with nectarine, honeydew melon, fine oak and a long ripe citrus finish."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "White peach and apple, vanilla and soft raw cashew nut, mild sweet oak scents and a fresh fruity drive. Soft and silty on the palate with flavours of peaches and tree fruits, a touch of grapefuit and pith then mild flavours of oak, nut and baking spice. Very fine wood tannins and crisp acidity. A balanced and well made wine for any occasion."
|Dietary Requirements:||Vegan, Vegetarian|