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Mt Hector (Hawkes Bay) 2016 Chardonnay
Mt Hector (Hawkes Bay) 2016 Chardonnay
Our price: $13.99
Estimated retail price $17.99






(19 Customer Reviews)
Return Trips (?) : Repeat purchased 252 times by 116 customers!
17 out of 19 customers rated this wine as good value for money.

Everyday price drop! It does not happen everyday but when it does we pass the savings on to our customers!
This is a beautifully balanced wine and a great example of a modern well made New Zealand Chardonnay. Made at Matahiwi Estate by Jane Cooper, the Mt Hector 2016 Chardonnay is a cracker. Well balanced, showing ripe nectarine and summer fruit flavours. The palate is creamy and well supported by a toasty oak finish. This one is a firm favourite amongst the chardonnay lovers in the office.
Product Details
Origin: New Zealand (More) -> Hawkes Bay (More)
Style: Soft, buttery whites (More)
Winemaker: Jane Cooper
Closure: Screwcap
Variety: Chardonnay (More)
Vintage: 2016
ABV: 13.0%
Winesale Ranking
#14 in Wines (see Sales Rankings)
#4 in White wine
#2 in Chardonnay

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Get it by Thursday (14/12) if you live in North Island Metro Between Wellington and Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim or Picton and order in the next 2 hours.
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Mt Hector (Hawkes Bay) 2016 Chardonnay
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Average Customer Review
(19 Customer Reviews)
Return Trips (?) : Repeat purchased 252 times by 116 customers!
17 out of 19 customers rated this wine as good value for money.

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(13/08/15)          By: Colin Porter This reviewer is using their real name.
A lovely mouth filling chardonnay, creamy with a touch of oak.
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(22/11/14)          By: Fred Holmes This reviewer is using their real name. Star Reviewer - Top 50 wine reviewer!
Lovely Chardonay
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(02/03/15)          By: Captain Pin Star Reviewer - Top 50 wine reviewer! Has submitted over 20 reviews! Pinot Gris Lover Shiraz Captain
Not a quality Chardy but good drinking for the price. Would buy again
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(29/06/15)          By: Trish Harding This reviewer is using their real name.
Not a bad drop :)
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(09/07/15)          By: Rex Olsen This reviewer is using their real name.
A very tasty chardie
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(31/07/15)          By: Action Hero (Wellington) Star Reviewer - Top 50 wine reviewer! Has submitted over 20 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews! Chardonnay Champ
I have tasted some of Matahiwi's other labels and enjoyed them immensely. Their Mt Hector label is the Retail label and the quality doesn't decrease, this Chardy has pleasant fruity flavours with very subtle oak after taste. Very well priced and enjoyable as a daily quaffer with some nice cheese or chicken and pasta dishes. If you like Chardonnay then this one will tick a few boxes for you however other labels at $25 plus will of course deliver different qualities.
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(18/09/15)          By: Daniel Lem This reviewer is using their real name.
hard to beat this one for the price, Very smooth
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(12/11/15)          By: PeteNZ
I liked this chardonnay and although not particularly remarkable it had all the attributes you normally associate with this variety and it's not over-oaked so most will enjoy.
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(26/11/15)          By: Brendan Cody This reviewer is using their real name.
Good value and enjoyable.
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(14/04/16)          By: Philip M Ward This reviewer is using their real name.
I ordered at the weekend, they were delivered on Tuesday. Good service, good cheerful & polite courier. But .... I am not a believer in chilling a Chardonnay. But sorry, Mt Hector, your 2014 vintage doesn't pass the test, unchilled. It's harsh, doesn't give the fruity promise I expected. Not that I am looking for that in a Chardonnay, it's not Pinot Gris or Sav Blanc. I do like that the oaking is pleasantly subtle. But what happened to the creamy effect. Disappointing, I am going to have to chill to drink the other 11 bottles, not what I want for the coming winter months. Wednesday, next day, my rating remains unchanged. But 24 hours later, you need to treat this wine like a red and give it time to breathe, minimum 3 hours, the longer the better. 24 hours later it still lacks the fruity promise, the harshness has mellowed considerably, not vanished, and creamy effect is there, just. And at $10 per bottle per box, it is probably a reasonable buy. But overall I am still disappointed, but I do admit I was looking for a silk purse at a sows ear price.
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