92 POINTS | Steve Bennett MW, NZ Wine Rater
A very good example of middleweight Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. This wine is unoaked but there is plenty of flavour in the glass with regional stonefruit and citrus flavours and a lightly creamy mid palate.
Steve Bennett MW, NZ Wine Rater writes "Bright, fresh, fruit forward and primary at this youthful stage. There's lifted aromas of lemon butter, buttercups and creamy notes. Soft, clean, rounded and very pleasant with good concentration and crisp acidity providing freshness and drinkability. Very impressive for an un-oaked style."
The winery writes "Chardonnay remains one of the world’s most popular wine varietals, and with the unique style and sophistication of Babich Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, it’s not hard to see why. By leaving the wine unoaked our winemakers have let the stunning fruit characters to shine, delivering a soft, creamy palate with melon and peach flavours, and a fresh, clean, and dry finish."
A lovely summer low priced quaff.