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Highfield Estate Chardonnay Marlborough 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Toasty nutty oak greets the nose along with a bit of bacon, dried lime and lemon peels all over heirloom apple with a hint of apricot. Medium scaled on the palate if in a pretty rich style, this shows a lot of leesy creaminess, yet still maintains some fine tension in the mouth. There is fine intensity on the backend, and super well-integrated acids on the finish, as well as a nice hint of tannin, that gives this some texture. The oak also emerges on the finale with a distinct wood spice note. 90pts

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Highfield Estate:
Highfield is a boutique Marlborough winery making ultra premium, food friendly wines for restaurants and fine wine stores throughout the world. Limited production, defined styles and rigorous de-classification ensures wines of elegance and finesse. Situated on the Brookby Ridge and signposted by the iconic tower (that visitors are welcome to climb) Highfield's award winning cellar door a... Read more
Highfield is a boutique Marlborough winery making ultra premium, food friendly wines for restaurants and fine wine stores throughout the world. Limited production, defined styles and rigorous de-classification ensures wines of elegance and finesse. Situated on the Brookby Ridge and signposted by the iconic tower (that visitors are welcome to climb) Highfield's award winning cellar door and restaurant offers a sensational wine and food experience with views to match Read less

Editorial Reviews for Highfield Estate Chardonnay Marlborough

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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02/24/2012

Toasty nutty oak greets the nose along with a bit of bacon, dried lime and lemon peels all over heirloom apple with a hint of apricot. Medium scaled on the palate if in a pretty rich style, this shows a lot of leesy creaminess, yet still maintains some fine tension in the mouth. There is fine intensity on the backend, and super well-integrated acids on the finish, as well as a nice hint of tannin, that gives this some texture. The oak also emerges on the finale with a distinct wood spice note. 90pts


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Vintage: 2002 03/23/2009

Selected Chardonnay grapes from Highfield's best vineyards were used to make this wine. Their juice was barrel fermented in French Oak and matured giving a balance of fruit and oak, resulting in a generous expression of Marlborough Chardonnay. Established in 1989, Highfield is a boutique Marlborough winery making ultra premium food friendly wines for restaurants and fine wine stores. Highfield is owned by Shin Yokoi and Tom Tenuwera. From the outset, Shin and Tom have had high aspirations for Highfield, establishing an international brand associated with quality the world over. Talented Kiwi winemaker, Alistair Soper makes Highfield's classic Marlborough wines with a commitment to consistency of quality and style. Limited production, defined styles and rigorous de-classification ensures wines of elegance and finesse. Individual grape and soil characters are respected and reflected in the generous Highfield wines.




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