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Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

White Wine from New Zealand
2.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
This Kiwi chardonnay is a ‘bells-and-whistles wine that really overdelivers,’ said buyer Freddy Bulmer at our Wine Champions blind tastings, and at a price to gladden the hearts of Burgundy lovers. Aromas of lemon and apple combine beau fully with toasty oak for an elegant, complex treat good enough to honour the turkey, not to mention seafood or mushroom dishes.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £119.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: NZ13311

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 14% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap

Delicious

A premium chardonnay with a lighter, juicier style. It has citrus and ripe apple, plus a nutty note from light oak ageing.

Susy Atkins

The Observer

You can find excellent wines made from pretty much any grape variety in the southern hemisphere these days ... These are every bit as distinctive as styles made using the same grape varieties in the...
You can find excellent wines made from pretty much any grape variety in the southern hemisphere these days ... These are every bit as distinctive as styles made using the same grape varieties in the French regions where they made their names. The exception to this rule is chardonnay. So many southern hemisphere producers have adopted a Burgundian style (or styles) that I find it harder each year to separate them from the ‘originals’. Grove Mill’s keenly balanced, gently savoury Marlborough chardonnay, for example, could easily pass for a much pricier Burgundian bottling.
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David Williams

Decanter

A great price for a New Zealand chardonnay of this quality, and proof that Marlborough isn't all about sauvignon blanc. This wine has spent 11 months in French oak, 15% new. A lovely struck match quality, ...
A great price for a New Zealand chardonnay of this quality, and proof that Marlborough isn't all about sauvignon blanc. This wine has spent 11 months in French oak, 15% new. A lovely struck match quality, with a buttery mealy roundness and a seam of lemony acidity. 93/100
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Amy Wislocki

JancisRobinson.com

Pretty good mix of ripe fruit, lees contact and fine acidity for this price. Mouth-filling and great value. Excellent value, in fact! Quite long. Vert good value. 16/20

Jancis Robinson

wine-pages.com

An inexpensive Marlborough Chardonnay (93% Wairau, 7% Awatere) aged 11 months in French oak barriques, 15% new. Mealy and almondy, there's a little touch of flintiness to the creamy apple fruit. In the...
An inexpensive Marlborough Chardonnay (93% Wairau, 7% Awatere) aged 11 months in French oak barriques, 15% new. Mealy and almondy, there's a little touch of flintiness to the creamy apple fruit. In the mouth the lightly biscuity oak supports quite clean and lean fruit, certainly more in the apple and citrus spectrum than tropical, with a tight, pithy lemon finish. 88/100
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Tom Cannavan

Times of Tunbridge Wells

The best sub-£10 Chardonnay to buy now. The Wine Society is unswervingly excellent with its gifted, haggling buying team. Are you a fan of white Burgundy fan but have a distaste for the price? Try this...
The best sub-£10 Chardonnay to buy now. The Wine Society is unswervingly excellent with its gifted, haggling buying team. Are you a fan of white Burgundy fan but have a distaste for the price? Try this instead. Stunning value, delivering ripe stone fruit, baking spice oak, grilled almond, orchard fruit and citrusy refreshment. As good as wine gets under £10. The length is impeccable, as is the precision of expression. It’s a whizz with roast chicken, fish pie, poached salmon/roast trout with hollandaise and sole meunière. Seriously good wine as selected by the astute buyer, Freddy Bulmer. Hurry though as this Kiwi vinous steal will sell out fast.
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James Viner

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