Vidal Legacy Chardonnay 2015

Hawkes Bay
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£34.50 per bottle
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19.5 Points - Raymond Chan 

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale lemon-green hues, light on the rim. The nose is refined and tightly bound with intense and penetrating aromas of white stonefruits, minerals, gunflint reductive complexities and nutty lees and oak. The aromatics are expressed wine beauty and finesse and seamlessly interwoven, building in depth and concentration with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright, lively and refreshing with open and ethereal, mouthfilling, subtle flavours of white stonefruits, citrus fruits, gunflint and nutty layers intermingling with chalky mineral elements. The flavours build to coat the mouth with fine phenolic textures, and the palate is enlivened by bright, brisk and lacy acidity. This flows with vitality and energy and carries to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits, minerals flint and nuts with dry textures. This is a mouthfilling Chardonnay with layers of stonefruits, citrus fruits, gunflint, nuts and minerals, on a racy, textural palate

97 Points - Bob Campbell 

Ranked #1 of 23 2015 Chardonnay tasted from Hawkes Bay “Rich, intense, yet silken Chardonnay with a seductive mix of ripe tree fruit, peach, nectarine and savoury nut and bran biscuit flavours. The wine’s outstanding feature is an ethereal texture and very lengthy finish. It’s a powerhouse clothed in a featherbed jacket. A seriously good Chardonnay that will age well but is irresistible now”. 

96 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 

The signature style of this exceptional wine continues with this latest offering. Powerful aromas of flint and grapefruit combined with elegant stone fruit, lemon peel and cedar on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with superb mid palate weight and fine texture, brilliantly structured by firm acidity. Love the fruit purity with engaging gun smoke complexity, the wine offers wonderful balance and poise, and finishes extremely long and linear. At its best: 2016 to 2025. 


Taste & Aroma

Score:97

Rich, intense, yet silken Chardonnay with a seductive mix of ripe tree fruit, peach, nectarine and savoury nut and bran biscuit flavours. The wine’s outstanding feature is an ethereal texture and very lengthy finish. It’s a powerhouse clothed in a featherbed jacket. A seriously good Chardonnay that will age well but is irresistible now

Bob Campbell

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Producer

Vidal Estate based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand was started in 1905 by Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain. He was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the area and see the potential it had for growing vines, this coupled with his sense of adventure, passion and creativity saw the beginning of something sensational. Today Vidal Estate who are still situated on the original plot in Hawkes Bay produce elegant wines using traditional techniques coupled with modern technology. They focus on strong regional characteristics which given the location, diverse landscape and high temperatures is nothing short of delicious.

Vidal wines have featured in our portfolio for several years and we have been delighted with the consistent quality. More recently, we sampled their 'Legacy' range, which and to be perfectly blunt, were simply amazing – Perhaps some of the best wines we have sampled out of New Zealand for a very long time. Their awards and pundit scores are justified but nevertheless, quite difficult to take in when you examine them all in detail. We have never seen so many consistently, high-scoring wines from one producer and are over the moon to add these to our portfolio. Vidal was also recently named 'Winery Of The Year 2017' by Raymond Chan which, is quite the achievement.

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