FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
GOLD MEDAL | NZ International Wine Show
We loved this one. Chardonnay is far and away our #1 selling varietal at Advintage and if you have $35-$40 dollars in your pocket, you'll go a long way to find a more rewarding wine. 100% barrel fermented, this is a powerfully framed expression of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. It's classically styled, loaded with creme caramel / lemon brulee flavours and some toasty oak characters. Excellent wine. Straight out of the top drawer.
The winery writes "This barrel fermented Chardonnay shows delicate citrus blossom, white fleshed nectarine and hints of gardenia perfume. It has a luxurious palate, powerful, complex yet balanced. Delivering caramel and toffee with roasted peach flavours, the palate is completed by a very long layered toasty finish."