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Nautilus Estate Wines Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Nautilus Estate Wines Chardonnay 2016

Nautilus Estate Wines Chardonnay 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Nautilus

Agent: B And W Wines

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A lovely cool climate New Zealand Chardonnay with aromas of toasty oak, freshly baked bread, golden apple and pear. Buttery and full-bodied and delicious. Finishes with toasty oak and smoke. Pair with roast chicken.

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

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This Nautilus Estate Wines Chardonnay 2016 was reviewed on May 12, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 808463

Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A big-boned wine with a solid structure. Huge flinty nose, big minerality, ripe guava, ripe stone fruit. Rich, oily mouthfeel and full-bodied. Paired well with a rich and creamy seafood casserole. Tasted the 2016 vintage in March 2018. Enjoyed now, and will benefit from a couple years laying down to better integrate the heavy flint minerality. 91 points
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lots of apple here, along with pear, stone fruit and citrus blossom. Great with fish on the grill. 90 Points.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Oak and apple notes with some buttery honey on the palate. Classic New Zealand Chardonnay that will pair with roast chicken or shrimp scampi. Tasted March 2018.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lots of classic Chardonnay aromas, including golden apple, pear, honey, oak and warm spice. Flavours are full and warm, with a nice acidity to balance and brighten. Perfect wine for roasted chicken with herbs.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

If you like buttered popcorn, you’ll love this Chardonnay.…
Presentation: Looks like it comes from a coastal region with its nautical, artistic and yet serious label
Appearance: Medium gold
Nose: Pronounced nose with notes of buttered popcorn kernels from the bottom of the movie theatre bag
Taste: Dry, full body, medium-high acidity, low tannins, lots of buttered popcorn with a hint of lemon rind
Finish: long popcorn finish
Overall impression: This is a rich New World Chardonnay. If you like buttered popcorn, you’ll love this wine.
Value: 3/5
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Beguiling billowing buttered popcorn aromas at first glance followed by prominent flinty mineral aromas. Flavours showcase beautifully layered baked apple, buttered toast, and mild baking spice notes. The palate is rich and lavish with a buttery mouthwatering acidity, and a long spiced apple hazelnut briche note. Enjoy this amazing full-bodied New Zealand Chardonnay with Halibut Thai green curry. Tasted March 2018 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Nautilus (2016) is a cool-climate Chardonnay from Marlborough, South Island. This is a vegan-friendly Chardonnay has buttery, baked apple and pear with ginger, nutmeg spice flavours on the palate. So delicious. Drink now and for the next five years. - Community Wine Reviews

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