The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The King’s Bastard Chardonnay 2021, Marlborough

Bright, youthful, fresh, fruity, varietal and lifted bouquet of fresh stone fruits and sweet grapefruit, layers of vanilla, custard, some quietly spoken barrel spice qualities and a fine lees complexity. Dry with a satin-cream mouthfeel, medium+ weighted on the palate with a fresh acid line and core fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet from peach to apple, citrus to barrel spice. A complete wine with best drinking from 2023 through 2027.

Points: 93
RRP: $28.99
Marisco Vineyards
Phone: (09) 522 9684