The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Čuvar Rivermere Vineyard Chardonnay 2020, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay 

A very attractive bouquet and palate with a satin-cream texture touching the palate first then flavours of white and yellow peach, toasty barrel selection s showcasing an array of kitchen spices cushioned by flavours of yellow and red apple, sweet grapefruit, peaches and Brazil-nut butter. Plenty of weight and creaminess contrasted by acidity pushing the natural citrus flavours into focus. Well made, lengthy, flinty and precise. A wine that will age well and pair nicely with myriad food options. Best from late 2024 through 2029.

Points: 94
RRP: $63.99
Fistonich Family Vineyards
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