94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Irongate is the Flagship chardonnay release from Babich and consistently ranks among Hawke's Bay's top chardonnay releases. The 2019 is vinted in a medium - full bodied style and the palate shows creamy stone fruit and toasty oak notes. Another sensational release from this iconic producer.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Distinctive and powerful bouquet, quietly complex, but familiar too with aromas of brazil-nut and peach, toasty barrel and vanilla spices. Full-bodied, creamy and packed with flavours of stone fruits and citrus, pith and spice. Wood tannins and acidity bring texture and length on the palate. Youthful, engaging and very enjoyable."
The winery writes "Peach and cashew aromas with smoky/toasty elements, mineral, citrus and nectarine. Weight builds from a smooth entry. Flavours of peach, red apples and vanilla merge with nutmeg and slate. Focused fine and elegant, built to last."