Paddy Borthwick Chardonnay Wairarapa 2020
  • Chardonnay
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Paddy Borthwick Chardonnay Wairarapa 2020

Wairarapa, New Zealand
Regular price $29.95per bottle ($359.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Mineral & Fresh

Proudly family owned, the Borthwick vineyard is an established vineyard situated in Gladstone, the heart of the Wairarapa. Producing quality wine for over a decade, Paddy, an experienced wine maker, has gained a reputation for producing consistently great wines. The twenty seven hectares of vines bordering the Ruamahunga River are growing on stony, free draining, alluvial soils, with a micro climate giving warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall; perfect conditions for producing distinctive, quality wines.

Lifted fruit aromas of nectarines, apricots and pineapple have integrated with fermentation in oak to produce a wine of great texture. Extended yeast contact has leant itself to a creamy palate, with almond and toasted bread aromas. This wine shows depth of fruit and great palate weight that is enjoyable now or cellar for the next 6 years.

A great wine to pair with seafood, roast chicken, soft, creamy cheeses or grilled fish.

Press Reviews


93 points - Cameron Douglas MS

Immediately recognisable style with aromas of ripe yellow stone fruits and grapefruit peel, kitchen baking spices and a core roasted nut complexity. Vanilla and apricot, red apple and peach, a ripe tropical fruit moment and brazil-nut barrel layer. On the palate - full-bodied, silky textured, youthful, fresh and flavourful. Warm and generous mouthfeel with flavours of yellow and white fruits, citrus and French oak spices and wood. Some fine tannins layer in additional structure. Drinking Window 2022 - 2025.

Tasted by Cameron Douglas MS (at Auckland, 30 Nov 2021) 

Part of Expert's choice: New Zealand Chardonnay 2020