Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 310,563 strong:

Register Today!

Nautilus Chardonnay 2017 Wine Review

Nautilus Chardonnay 2017

Nautilus Chardonnay 2017

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $27.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Nautilus

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Nautilus is a cool-climate Chardonnay from Marlborough, South Island and is a vegan-friendly Chardonnay with ripe melon and lemon pie flavours, finishing lightly smoky and nutty. Pair with roast chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: steamed mussels, pork tenderloin, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, chicken cordon bleu.

Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine

This Nautilus Chardonnay 2017 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2019  2016  2015  2013 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 808463

Reviews and Ratings

Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This French Oak barrel fermented, Chardonnay is from Marlborough’s Nautilus Estate Winery. Initially it has an appealing bouquet that grabbed my attention right away. Evolving with grilled pineapple, passion fruit, toasted hazelnuts, apple blossoms, flint rocks and fresh vanilla with a lees-driven lingering aroma. Flavours reveal yellow plums, starfruit, apple crumble and baked pie crust with an oily mouthfeel. Acidity is brisk and well balanced against the medium body. Full and flavourful without being overly “buttery”. This will accompany a variety of dishes nicely. Try with a Flat crust pizza with white sauce and herbed chicken. - tasted July 2019
A vegan-friendly, cool-climate Chardonnay from Marlborough, South Island. Clean and crisp with green melon, lemon zest, apple pie, toasted nut and creamy vanillas flavours on the palate. Long, elegant finish. Pair with fresh steamed lobster. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Nautilus Chardonnay 2017, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Ruffino Red Wine
Tuscany I.G.T. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 310,563 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award