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 Hawke's 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 "The Batten has a luxurious palate, powerful and complex, yet balanced and elegant. Delivering caramel and toffee with roasted peach flavours, the palate is completed by a very long sumptuous and layered mineral finish with hints of nutmeg."