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2019 Riflemans Chardonnay

This elegant wine offers complex aromas of zest of lemon and lime, citrus flowers and baking spices supported by toasted almonds, butterscotch and vanilla. Richly textured, the palate has fabulous flesh and power, finishing with lime zest flavours.

This wine is made in very small volumes and orders are limited to 12 bottles per customer, while stocks last.

View 2019 Tasting Notes
View 2017 Tasting Notes

Accolades:

  • 2019 Vintage: Rebecca Gibb MW – Vinous (94 Points)
  • 2019 Vintage: Bob Campbell MW (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Vintage: Cameron Douglas MS (94 Points)
  • 2019 Vintage: Michael Cooper (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Vintage: Sam Kim (98 Points)

 

       

Reviews

Riflemans continues to be a reference Chardonnay not only for Hawke’s Bay but for New Zealand, having been planted in the 1980s on its own roots. Standards are exacting, and in 2018, the decision was taken not to make any Riflemans, in order to ensure that standards were maintained. It’s back to form in 2019: full-bodied yet seamless and elegant. There’s a sense of harmony, with oak-derived roasted hazelnut characters playing off apricots and roasted pineapple. The combination of fine acidity and oak influence acts like a hand gently yet assuredly cupping the wine’s plentiful flesh on the long, composed finish. Welcome back.

Rebecca Gibb MW

94 Points

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