Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay 2016
4 Nov 2019
Heard so much about this wine, and always heard somebody said kiwi chardonnays are top end, so I ordered a bottle at a New Zealand restaurant. I wouldn’t say I was vastly disappointed, but frankly there’s not a shade of finesse in this wine and vastly below my expectation compared to white burgundies. It’s all driven by oak, a powerful and fruity styled wine, although with decent acidity, made really to please the general crowd. In addition, I don’t know how much tartaric acid have they added as I tend to give a bit of suspicion over Kiwi wines. However, it’s simply no match to the superb white burgundies. Feel free to gauge yourself, perhaps drinking it right next to a white burgundy. White burgundy may not produce such big fruity wine, but it does have a lot of finesse and complexity not found in kiwi wines.