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Award Winning Wines for » Medium Bodied Dry White Wines
- From the 2018 Competition

Villa Maria Estate / Vidal Estate - Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay - 2016 Medal

BLUE-GOLD Award Winner
and one of the
TOP 1OO Wines of the Competition

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Judges' Comments

Kym Milne
Complex, flinty struck match notes with stone fruit aromas. Some sweet oak. Complex and long. Slightly dominant oak on the finish

Warren Gibson
Grapefruit notes on the nose. Fresh and youthful. Attractive. Rich and concentrated. Superb match with the dish. Grapefruit flavours and fresh acidity drive through the palate.

Meg Brodtmann
Gun powder aromas with some crème caramel, pomegranate molasses and lemon meringue pie. A very interesting nose. Loads of struck match on the palate, with banana skin, burnt toffee and mandarin. A very structured wine. The gun powder character of the wine seems more enhanced by the fish and not in a pleasant way.

Dr Ken Dobler
Lanolin, herbal notes and cut pear aromas on the nose. Excellent savoury palate with more primary fruit apparent and a lovely acid backbone through the wine which has a pleasing length.

Brent Marris
Slight burnt match aroma and flavour. Great depth of flavour with hints of stone fruit coming through. Great weight of fruit and oak integration on the palate finishing with a lovely fine tropical and gunpowder finish. A great match with the fish dish. Wine can still retain its character while the food adds another dimension.

Ying Tan
Spicy, lightly biscuit nutty nose. Med-bodied, dry, lightly spicy toasty oak, apple, balanced. Dry, slightly lean finish. Falls a little short. Snapper slight improvement in complexity but a phenolic dryness on the tail…


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Medium Bodied Dry White Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

Geo Indicator or Region
Hawkes Bay

Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

Customer Relations Person
Jane Morrison



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