Ashwood Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2014

Ashwood Estate is the wine venture of Murray McPhail who is a third generation Gisborne farmer owning ‘Leaderbrand’ the region’s largest land user supplying horticultural produce and grapes. Murray has veteran winemaker Steve Voysey responsible for his wines, and the wines made to date are very impressive. Chardonnay is arguably the flagship, the 2010 the Champion Chardonnay of the Show at the N.Z. International Wine Show in 2012. The single vineyard ‘Estate’ wines have continued the run of quality with considerable critical acclaim, and I’ve rated the 2010 and 2013 at 5-star, with the 2012 just under at 18.0+/20. Here, I review the new release 2014, from what is touted as being a great Chardonnay vintage in the Gisborne region.


  • Ashwood Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2014

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