Anchorage Nelson 2010 Sauvignon Blanc & 2010 Chardonnay


Anchorage Wines

I recently reviewed the 2009 Anchorage Pinot Noir from the Drummond family vineyard in Motueka Nelson… Since then I have tasted both the 2010 Anchorage Nelson Sauvignon Blanc and the 2010 Anchorage Nelson 2010 Chardonnay so here’s what I thought of the two white wines provided.

The 2010 Anchorage Sauvignon Blanc was a refreshingly lighter style than some of it’s Marlborough cousins. A pale, yet bright wine with herbal notes in the nose and a zingy crisp acidity together with fruit sweetness on the palate – something a little different for a change… 81/100

The 2010 Anchorage Chardonnay had gorgeous light golden hues, with some stone fruit, a little toasty oak and coconut/butterscotch on the nose. Softer acid (malo), stonefruit , butterscotch all wrapped up in a nice mouth weight and texture, with a long lasting nutty finish – I liked this style that sits somewhere between the fruity unoaked and “big” barrique fermented chardonnays I have tasted and rated it, 83/100

Overall the three wines I tasted from Anchorage were all of very good quality, well made wines and if that’s anything to go by then their Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier I expect would be just as delicious…

Thanks again Chris for giving me the opportunity to experience a little bit of Nelson in a bottle… Cheers!

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