White wine

Zephyr, Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

RRP £13.50

Coming on like a white Burgundy, Zephyr from ex Wither Hills’ Ben Glover in Marlborough, this ‘feral fermentation’ (i.e. wild yeast) Kiwi Chardonnay, with distinctive notes of toasty oak and nutty lees-stirring, fills the nostrils before seducing the tongue with an array of butterscotch-like and nutty flavours and a fruit quality that’s exuberantly ripe, before settling down with a citrusy backbone for freshness and length. Classy and great value.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2024

Origin

Country

New Zealand

Region

South Island

Sub-region

Marlborough

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

The Wine Society Summer Tasting

Blind

No

Tasted by

Anthony Rose

UK Stockist