Clearview Estate 2016 Reserve Chardonnay and Syrah

15-Aug-2017
One of the most-well known of Hawke’s Bay wineries, Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg’s Clearview Estate is famous for its mouthfilling, thoroughly satisfying Chardonnays. The ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay is an iconic New Zealand wine with a three decade track record. A visit to Clearview Estate earlier this year showed the continued developments and evolution of the vineyard, the growth at the winery and the diversity of the wines made, as well as the contribution of Matt Kirby in the winemaking (click here to see my report). While the Bordeaux-variety reds are Clearview’s next line of most-respected wines, Syrah has quickly caught up. The latest Clearview Syrahs are excellent Hawke’s Bay examples, and the ‘Reserve’ bottling is pushing boundaries. Here, I review the 2016 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay and Syrah. www.clearviewestate.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Clearview ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
  • Clearview ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

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