GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2021
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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, Wine Orbit writes "Immensely complex and engaging, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, lemon pith, roasted cashew and vanilla characters with a lovely nuance of gun smoke. It's concentrated and multi-layered on the palate, delivering terrific fruit power together with splendid complexity, finishing magnificently long and expansive."
The winery writes "This is an intense and complex Chardonnay offering ripe peaches, honey and cashews with brioche nuance. It shares its terroir with both savoury and mineral flavour. On the palate it has a satiny texture which is complemented by a lively acid backbone, its finishing with lingering honey notes."