PLATINUM MEDAL & 97/100 | Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
FIVE STARS 98/100 | Winestate
97 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
This is one of New Zealand's finest chardonnays. Palliser Estate will feature in any discussion of New Zealand's pre-eminent wine producers, and the impressive accolades awarded to this sublime offering demonstrate why. Hailing from the exceptional 2021 vintage and vinted in an elegant, Burgundian style, this chardonnay is drinking beautifully now but has a solid cellar life ahead of it.
A sure-fire investment for any fine wine enthusiast.
Decanter writes "A beautifully elegant, Burgundian style with a delicious purity of stone fruit and mouthwatering citrus qualities; fresh and linear with concentrated mineral characters, a weighty texture, and a long, lasting finish."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Immediately complex and detailed bouquet of mineral then citrus and white fleshed fruit. The quietly emerging layers of toasty barrel add additional complexity and intrigue. A delicious wine on the palate with a GC Chablis-like feel with the mineral and fine fruit qualities. Fruit flavours mirror the bouquet and acidity offers contrast and freshness while the oak and mineral layers deliver breadth and finesse. A complete wine with moments of gun-flint and white spice, a fine cashew nut oak quality and lengthy complex finish. Best drinking from 2023 through 2031."