1888, our finest chardonnay.
A tribute to our founder, celebrating his unwavering belief in Hawkes Bay as a truly great winegrowing region. Only crafted in the most exceptional years in limited quantities, this wine is the absolute pinnacle of Vidal Estate.
97 points - Exhibiting precision and poise as well as richness and complexity, this magnificent rendition shows nectarine, grapefruit, toasted almond and oatmeal characters on the nose with a seductive whiff of gun smoke. The palate is impressively concentrated, offering outstanding depth and breadth, wonderfully enhanced by refined mouthfeel and flowing texture. It is classically structured by brilliantly pitched acidity, finishing persistent, engaging and gratifying. At its best: 2020 to 2028.
SAM KIM, WINE ORBIT
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Elegant and concentrated wines with true regional expression.
Hand-crafted, intensely flavoured with a natural approach in recognition of Joseph Soler.
Complex, age-worthy wines made in limited quantities and only in outstanding vintages.
Only crafted in the most exceptional years in limited quantities, this wine is the absolute pinnacle of Vidal Estate.