2014 Legacy Hawkes Bay Chardonnay Vidal Estate

Matthew Jukes describes Vidal’s Hugh Crichton as “one of the finest and most talented winemakers in the world… A quiet man, a great thinker, a peerless winemaker and a devastating palate this fellow has been fastidiously making some of the world’s most arresting wines at Vidal for a decade.”


He goes on to say: “Every year, the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association sends me the finest twelve wines of the year in order to give me an overview of the vintage – and it looks like a classic already. This year the 2013 Vidal Legacy Syrah and 2013 Vidal Legacy Cabernet Merlot were the top two wines. The standout Chardonnay at this year’s New Zealand Wine Annual tasting was 2014 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay… As you can see, the Vidal Legacy range is nothing short of spectacular and this is wholly down to Hugh.”

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Average critic rating : 93.75 points



Apple, greengage and lemon. Loads of fruit purity. Flinty character and very concentrated core fruit shows promise for development in bottle. Ambitious. Oct 2015, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2016-2020



Vidal’s flagship Chardonnay offers purity, power, sophistication and cellaring potential. It’s a precise and potentially complex wine that can be appreciated now. Apple and lemon citrus flavours, with a chalky mineral character together with a seasoning of roasted nut and bran biscuit characters. Supremely elegant Chardonnay. Feb 2016, Drink: 2016-2021


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