2020 Village Chardonnay 91pts
Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
$24.99 / $19.99 6+ bottles (6saves5)
It is hard to find a chardonnay this good under $20. A classic set of aromas and flavors with good complexity keep the involved drinker happy and the casual drinker stoked. 40% fermented in old French oak barriques, and the remaining 60% in stainless steel tanks. There is very little oak influence on either the nose or palate. Vibrant fruits like green apple, lime and lemon mesh with a mineral-flinty edginess with hints of white necatrine and white peach.
91 pts Nick Stock
As always, this has a selection of riper fruit, in the more tropical spectrum of melon and peach. It retains purity well. The palate holds such impressive concentration and hits the mark of freshness. A very strong release, representing real value. Drink now.