The Delta Wine Company's flagship Chardonnay, our Hatters Hill Chardonnay 2018.
New Release: This Chardonnay shows bold and spicy characters with flavours of ripe figs, vanilla spice and freshly toasted pine nuts.
The fruit predominantly comes from a vineyard in the south of Marlborough, a unique spot with limestone soils which in turn draw out mineral notes within the Chardonnay. Fermented in a combination of new and old French oak barriques, this wine shows vibrant stone fruits and vanilla spice. Subtle hints of ginger and cardamom lead to a long and toasty finish.
CURRENT TASTING NOTES
Awards and Accolades
94 Points / 5 Stars
This is stunningly attractive; the inviting bouquet shows nectarine, fig, lemon peel, vanilla and roasted cashew characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is wonderfully weighted and flavoursome. The wine offers impressive complexity and multi-layered mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and delectable. At its best: now to 2022.
- Wine Orbit: Sam Kim
Hatters Hill Chardonnay 2016 wins Gold at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
- NZ International Wine Show '18
Hatters Hill Chardonnay wins Gold at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018
- Royal Easter Wine Awards
“A mouthfilling, slightly creamy wine with vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours, fresh acidity, well integrated oak and excellent delicacy, complexity and harmony”.
- Michael Cooper
“It is succulent and elegantly weighted… chardming and delectably enjoyable”
- Sam Kim
“A stylish wine… Nice purity and an ethereal texture with tangy acidity”
- Bob Campbell MW
“A firmly concentrated and intense Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrus fruit entwined with strong spicy, nutty and toasty oak”
- Raymond Chan