TROPHY | Marlborough Wine Show 2019
GOLD MEDAL | Marlborough Wine Show 2019
GOLD MEDAL | NZ Organic Wine Awards
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Yvonne Lorkin
95 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay sure adds to the growing list of absolute knock-out Chardonnay’s of true global significance emerging these days from New Zealand. The highly revered Clayvin vineyard, from which this comes, does not fail to live up to its reputation, yielding a profoundly intense and complex wine redolent of ripe peaches, acacia honey, cashews and crushed chalk with marzipan and brioche nuances. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with savory and mineral flavors with a satiny texture and lively acid backbone, finishing with lingering honey-nut notes.
An elegant wine showing soft stone fruit aromas and flavours, ethereal and subtle. Wonderful developing ripe, sweet, citrus and nutty notes, with amazingly long finish.
Sam Kim writes "This is stunning; it's gloriously expressed on the nose showing rock melon, peach, vanilla, hazelnut and flinty characters, followed by a sumptuous palate that's firmly structured and exquisitely poised. It's opulent yet elegant, rich yet restrained with a superbly long lingering finish."