What’s in the glass tonight Feb 25th

Tiritiri Gisborne Chardonnay 2008

From the Cellar: Tiritiri Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2008 – $$$

I could kick myself. This one slept a couple of years too long I regret to say. Yellow gold. 13%. Mature nose, taint of oxidation. The oxidation carries through to the wine, and clouds the appealing nutty and sunny character of the wine. I bought it after a tasting at the Gisborne Wine Centre a few years back, and should really have opened it earlier. The wine is better than how it shows here, and to be fair, would be close to a 4 if I’d kept it in better nick. L liked it, so the quality was in there.

An organic producer too, and they claim to be NZ’s smallest vineyard.  500 rows, producing 50-100 cases. Damn, that makes me feel stink.

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6 comments

  1. Should have tried the 2008 Reserve, even better. The 2004 was absolutely outstanding did you get that one? Last bottle sold for$135!!

  2. Tiritiri Estate have just released their first MC, a 2010 blanc de blanc, and it is looking and tasting great. Only 20 cases produced so very rare! A 2011 will be released sometime next year of the same quantity!


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