Master of Wine Bob Campbell had never given a wine a perfect score….until now.
On Sunday, he awarded 100 points to Neudorf Vineyards Moutere Chardonnay 2014 – a perfect score.
Neudorf co-owner Tim Finn says is was a huge accolade to the team in the vineyard and winery.
“ These people are dedicated to keep pushing the boundaries, to keep refining and refining and I am chuffed Bob has shone his light on their work. Winemaker Todd Stevens has a reputation for restraint and elegance and it is these very characteristics which Bob loved.”
“I love the way it delivers an array of citrus, chalky mineral, brioche and spicy oak flavours with consummate subtlety,” says Bob.
“This is the first time I have scored a wine 100 points. It is as good as some of the best white Burgundies I have tasted. I love the wine’s immense power.”
Neudorf Vineyards was established in 1978 and the family winery has an impressive reputation, especially for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Tim Finn says the quality of the wines coming from Neudorf is in no small part due to the gravelly clays of the Moutere vineyard, and the gentle climate.
“We are blessed with long summers of warm days and cool nights – ideal for production of wines with direction and finesse,” Tim says. “I admit to being a bit proud to have our wine Bob’s first perfect score but I can see we will dogged by people wanting to tell us why their favourite wine should have also got 100 points.
“It is the wonderful thing about wine. In the end you like what you like and you drink what you like. That is exactly as it should be.”
Neudorf only produce 650 cases of Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay – and that has to satisfy markets across the globe.
“Demand is high and it is sold on allocation but we make sure our long term customers get first cut.”