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Bob Campbell MW gives the 2017 Alchemy Chardonnay 94 points

Mahi Alchemy Chardonnay 2017, Marlborough, NZD $39.90 Rich, intense and slightly funky chardonnay with ginger, apple, white peach, bran biscuit and struck flint flavours. A complex, layered wine that gains extra texture from a backbone of fine tannins. Good now but will develop with bottle age. (Screwcap) Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s tasting at The Real Review Alcohol: 13.5% Ageing: now to 2023 Food: Freshly-shucked oysters with shallot chardonnay mignonette Stockists: Mahi Wines; Point Wines, Auckland (NZ); WineStock – NSW (AU distributor) Ranked: #5 of 43 2017 Chardonnay from Marlborough Awarded: Top Rank

A Word from Simon Wood on Mahi – Start the Revolution!

Recently, I was extremely lucky to be invited to lunch at the excellent Alpino restaurant in Cambridge, to try new offerings from the legendary Brian Bicknell’s Mahi Wines. Brian’s philosophy is to make food friendly wines with minimal intervention – wines that while excellent early drinkers, will also stand the test of time. All Mahi wines are made using solely unpressed, free-run juice, which lends a marked clarity and purity of flavour, and allows them to celebrate the remarkable, and remarkably varied, terroir of the Marlborough area. Ordinarily, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc follow the tried, tested and wildly successful model of drink early fruit bombs – waves and waves of in-your-face, up-front fruit salad. While often nicely approachable and always reliable, they often have a hole in the mid palette. A big belt of WOW, then they fall away. Mahi, however, make the thoroughly remarkable Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc. A Single Vineyard, 100% barrel fermented, 100% indigenous yeast, 100% free run juice, aged Sauvignon Blanc that should be enough to kick start a revolution. It is, quite frankly, an absurdly good wine, and a…

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