Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay has grown over the vintages to become a standalone wine of consistent quality.
- NZ - Nelson
- New Zealand
“This is Neudorf’s second string Chardonnay and what a cracker it is. Smokey, toasty and grapefruit aromas turning nutty and mealy in the mouth with some butteriness. Fine and multi layered, long and seamless. Now to 2022. 95/100. Food: buttery crayfish.” Rating 95 - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
“Very seductive Chardonnay with a rich, yet silken-smooth texture and flavours suggesting bran biscuit, toast, peach and grapefruit. Complete Chardonnay that is deliciously drinkable but seems likely to continue to give pleasure for many years ahead. The best vintage of this label that I can recall tasting. FIVE STARS 93/100.”Rating 93 - Bob Campbell MW
“With a nose of apricots, golden decision apples and guava along with nuances of butterscotch and lightly browned toast, the Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2012 is medium to full-bodied with a lovely satiny texture and barely detectable oak influence. It has a good amount of stone fruit and apple flavours offset by lively acid and finishes with very good length. Drink it now to 2017+. 90 points.” Rating 90 - Lisa Perotti Brown MW, Wine Advocate
Winery Tasting Notes
A gently persuasive wine with precise nutty aromas. It is finely crafted with sensitive handling of oak offering a background to the more fragrant, fleshy notes.
Despite going through a full malolactic ferment, at no stage does this wine become too overt or blowsy. The cool Moutere climate retains the acid to keep those toffee/caramel notes in check, creating a wine of dignity and freshness. Cellaring is definitely an option but by no means essential.
Our Chardonnays remind me of those novels and movies which sneak up on you. Utterly subtle and infinitely memorable.