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Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay

Vintage 2018

An elegant and powerful single vineyard Chardonnay that oozes class. Toasted almonds, grilled peaches and a subtle flinty reduction. Sourced from the Riverview vineyard on the banks of the Ngaruroro river this site has imparted purity and a flinty texture from the stony soils. A long saline finish, full of pineapple and ripe melon, with beautifully integrated oak. Delicious.



“A classic ‘old school’ style bouquet with aromas of creamy vanilla custard, baked stone fruits and spicy oak. Flavours of yellow nectarine and apricot, apple, some grapefruit peel then a swing back to new French oak flavours, tannins and medium acidity. Creamy and dry, taut and youthful still. Well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2025.”

Cameron Douglas, 92 Score

A vivacious example coming from the Riverview vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. Fresh, with a citrus peel, peach and honeysuckle bouquet, and a distinctive top note of smoky, Riesling-like kerosene. Medium-bodied with more lemon, rockmelon and stony mineral on the palate. A busy rush of acidity, a nice touch of oak, and a creamy finish. Judges noted “great acid and great potential

Top 10 in the Winefolio Chardonnay Tasting 2020


The elegant 2014 vintage (4.5 stars) was estate-grown at cool inland sites and barrel-fermented. Mouthfilling, it is finely poised, with concentrated, grapefruit-like flavours, slightly smoky and toasty notes adding complexity, and a long, tightly structured finish.

Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018

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Vintages > 2018, 2014 2013


4.5 Stars Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018
4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine