95 points - Mike Bennie

2016 CHARDONNAY

One of the top chardonnay wines in New Zealand, generally speaking. Indeed, Dog Point in general excels at its quarries. This one is for the flint and mineral fans. Strong slate and graphite scents, lemon and apple underlying. The palate is racy, whipcracked with citrus/white flesh stone fruit, charged with that flinty mineral thing going on. Sheesh, it's got some velocity too. In its style, it's done brilliantly. A fancy racing car of a wine. Cellar long too.


18.5/20 Joelle Thomson

2016 CHARDONNAY

This is one of my top South Island Chardonnays every year. Full-bodied, intense and lingering. Creamy flavours are balanced by vibrant acidity, which shines through in grapefruit, ripe lemon and hints of mandarin. A delicious wine from a top producer.