has judged wine professionally in twelve countries, contributes regularly to wine publications around the world and has lectured on wine in many countries. His speciality is New Zealand wine which he reviews from an international perspective. He gained his Master of Wine qualification in 2000.
Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
Copyright © 2014 Bob Campbell, Master of Wine. Republishing Info.
Appealing wine that combines the charm of peach/melon Gisborne Chardonnay flavours with some pretty serious winemaking influence adding nutty yeast lees, barrel fermentation and classy oak characters. Harmonious, linear and lengthy.
Tasted: Apr 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $36 (~USD $31)
The above price is the estimated retail price given by the wine maker when it was submitted for review. It may not reflect the actual current market price.
USD pricing is a simple currency conversion from NZD and may not reflect the actual US retail pricing.
Other reviews that might interest you:
Repongaere Estate Reserve Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
Montana Ormond Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
Rose Tree Cottage Gisborne NZ Chardonnay 2006
These comments come straight from Bob's unedited tasting notes database. If you notice a spelling error or other problem on this page, please contact us so we can correct it.