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Esk Valley Limited Release Nuhaka Hawke's Bay NZ Chardonnay 2003
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Full-flavoured Chardonnay with attractive peach and nectarine, spicy oak and some lees influence. The oak tannins produce a slightly coarse finish. Moderately complex and attractive Chardonnay. Cashew nuts.
Tasted: Mar 2004 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $20 (~USD $16)
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