Medium bodied and fruit forward with classic Hawkes Bay varietal characters. This is a rich, well balanced wine with flavours of orange zest, ripe peach and citrus. Barrel fermentation contributes vanillin, spice and toasted almond notes.
The winery writes "The wine offers lovely fruit purity together with silky texture and generosity, making it highly enjoyable. This ripe Chardonnay shows peach and citrus, floral aromas coupled with toasted grains, caramel and spice from French oak. Stonefruit and biscuit flavours are balanced by a long citrus finish with hints of toffee and caramel. A powerful wine that is vibrant in youth but will develop extra layers of complexity and roundness with bottle ageing. Ideal to enjoy on its own or a perfect complement to seafood, white meats and risotto."