16.5/20 Points - Raymond Chan
"Dry to taste and light-bodied, soft and gentle flavours of citrus fruits are carried by a palate with a harmonious and vinous mouthfeel. The fruit is balanced with light butterscotch creamy hints and fresh acidity. Soft, grainy textures and nutty oak emerge, providing the initial linearity, and this fades to a clean, dry finish. This is a clean, light, citrussy Chardonnay with a butterscotch underlay" Raymond Chan

For those of you that love a full, rich chardonnay, this will not disappoint. A wine that displays slightly oaked characters with overtures of buttery vanilla and ripe grapefruit. A beautifully balanced single vineyard wine which offers outstanding value for money. Enjoy!

  

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By: on 31 August 2018
Great tasting - enjoyable wine. Value for money and another of those great Chardonnays Nelson produce.
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By: on 28 April 2016
coming back for more
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By: on 5 April 2016
A nice Chardonnay at the price. Clean on the palate. Not the heavy Oaked Chardonnay's I remember from the 90's. Maybe a little too average for me, but did remind me why I used to enjoy Chardonnay. Worth trying at this price.
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By: on 4 July 2014
We were very disappointed in this Chardonnay, having read "this will not disappoint" in the blurb. It was lightweight, flavourless, short and unimpressive in every way. Sadly won't be buying this one again. Not for someone who loves a big, robust chardonnay, which we do.
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By: on 28 February 2014
A dry , lemony chardonnay,  less oaky than many.
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By: on 31 October 2012
The wine is as lovely as the owners of the vineyard.
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By: on 31 October 2012
Love this wine has a hint of butter and oak which I like and is a  great price!
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By: on 29 October 2012
A very nice, though not exceptional, chardonnay. Nice fruit, good balance and integration. Very drinkable.
Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes
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By: on 6 November 2011
I'm a big fan of the Five Oaks range, especially the pinot noir. Nice golden colour. Fairly buttery, not too sweet with a fairly strong finish for a Chardonnay. Overally not my favourite of all time (Westbrook...) but good buying at winesale's price.
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By: on 22 January 2011
Almost four stars. Nice wine. I'm used to oakier Chardonnay, but I imagine that this would have quite a broad appeal. Would buy again.
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I'm a chardonnay lover so this was a pleasant surprise so nice that I normally only have a glass at a time but had two for a change.
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Not as buttery as I'd hoped but still passable.
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Excellent value, delightful drinking.
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The bottle says 2007. I had 2008 which was re-ordered.
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Delicious ... quite a surprise really.
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Exceptional buying, cheap and cheerful.  Had wien chicken fettunccine.  Perfect match.  
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This review is for the 2012 vintage which I bought & drank in March 2013 - many of the other reviews seem to be for previous vintages. The is a simple Chardonnay, crisp and clean with no obvious faults. I picked up little of the buttery flavours mentioned by others for previous vintages and despite the 5 Oaks name, I would guess this has seen little or no oak. It is refreshing to drink on its own or with chicken/fish etc and should appeal to people who usually drink savvy. I would not buy it again since I prefer an oaked Chardonnay but this is good value and much better than many of the $10 supermarket wines.  
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Loved this wine good junta chardonnay
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Definitely good value for money with this one! We felt it was similar in quality to the $20 West Brook (although the WB is a bit more complex).  This one has moderate oakiness that is just verging on buttery tones - let this one sit for a couple years and these should really develop.  Good drinking now as well.  Medium gold in color, oak and citrus on the nose, oak/vanilla/butter tones on the palate.  Definitely full-bodied.  Crisp refreshing finish.  We had with roasted chicken and it was lovely.  I've got another bottle we'll let sit for a bit to see where those buttery notes go.
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Buttery flavours, sharp acid finish, I'm no Chardonnay expert but this seemed to tick the boxes. No complaints at this price.
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If you like big buttery whites, then you should love this. Very good value for money, a repeat order for us
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Excellent local Chardonnay at a terrific price!
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Wife liked it. Happy wife = happy me.
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My wife loved it!
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