The Hunting Lodge Expressions Chardonnay 2018
- New Zealand, 750ml
"Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows golden peach, baked fig, vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters, leading to a wonderfully rounded palate that's supple, creamy and flowing. The wine offers excellent fruit intensity together with elegant oak undertones, making it complex and highly enjoyable" Sam Kim
- Winery: The Hunting Lodge
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 13%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses
The Hunting Lodge offers much more than just fantastic wines, only 35 mins from Auckland CBD you can enjoy locally sourced cuisine at The Hunting Lodge's own historic restaurant with award winning Executive Chef Des Harris, have a drink at the relaxed Lawn Bar (indoors or out) or hold your wedding or other private event at the restaurant or converted new Barn especially built for weddings.
Pete Turner believes that wines should all be expressive and interesting, but never too challenging to the palate, and after 15 years in the winemaking game, his Auckland-made wines still turn heads. Whether he is expressing wines of a unique regional terroir or pushing the boundaries in one of his new concoctions, each wine from The Hunting Lodge expresses the intrigue and magic of New Zealand winemaking. A dream-like winery in the idyllic hills just outside of Auckland city, The Hunting Lodge is the kind of place you can dress up, dress down, and make yourself at home with your favourite wine. Do you crave a rich, smooth, and silky red? A textured and plush vintage? Or maybe you’re after something vibrant, lively, and intense. No matter your style, this winery has crafted a classic with your name on it. The Hunting Lodge produces wines that not only balance complex flavours from many different regions but also invite you to explore your unique wine personality in every glass.
- 93/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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