Sensational Kiwi Chardonnay – Dog Point

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Sensational Kiwi Chardonnay – Dog Point

Occasionally I taste a wine that takes me totally by surprise. Coming from celebrated Marlborough producer Dog Point, I was expecting this Chardonnay to be good. But not anywhere near this good.

Dog Point Chardonnay 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand
14.5% alcohol. Complex, beguiling, minerally, nutty, flinty nose with some richness but also lovely freshness. Concentrated, powerful palate with lovely acidity. Fresh and mineral with citrus and spice notes, with incredible intensity. A thrilling expression of Chardonnay. One of the world’s greats. 95/100 (£18.50 The Wine Society)

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7 thoughts on “Sensational Kiwi Chardonnay – Dog Point

  1. Small world Jamie. I had the very same wine on Friday evening back here in NZ and thought it was terrific as well.

  2. Not tried Ataraxia.

    Should add that there’s a bit of complex reduction on the dog point that’s just lovely. It’s cork-sealed, which is unusual for a Kiwi wine.

  3. I found four bottles of this as a bin-end at Berry Brothers, for £16 each. We drank one last night, and it was amazingly good.

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