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"Saint Clair not only won the prize for Wine Company of the Year for best overall performance in the tastings, but its chief winemaker Matt Thomson was named Winemaker of the Year for the second time in three years."
Awards & Accolades
Marlborough Chardonnay 2005
- Silver: NZ International Wine Show 2006
- Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
- Bronze: New World Wine Awards 2006
- Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006
- 5 Stars: Winestate - Marlborough Tasting 2007
"Here's another attractive wine from a company with an enviable reputation for producing impeccable white wines. Those who love creamy, nutty, oaky flavours in their chardonnay will relish this mouthfilling wine with hints of citrus and a long, crisp finish."
Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times, 24 January 2007
"Saint Clair 05 Chardonnay pushes all the right buttons. It has a dash of acid tingle, a pleasing dash of sweet caramel tempered by some crisp apple flavour, and a tempting fruity sweetness right on the finish."
Deborah Walton & Peter Morice, Marlborough Express, 17 May 2007
“A lovely wine with wafts of grapefruit and honeysuckle on the nose. A good mouth feel with flavours of white peach, citrus, fig and butterstotch focused with acidity”.
Roger Ewer, Greymouth Star, 4 October 2006
“Creamy peach and light toasty aromas with ripe stonefruit and friendly acidity on the palate. There’s a touch of phenolic pick-up on the finish but all-in-all a pretty pleasant chardonnay”.
Yvonne Dudman, Hawkes Bay Today, 7 October 2006