GOLD MEDAL | Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Show 2020
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2020
93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
From the producer of our top selling Chardonnay comes this reserve-level wine which takes all the things we love about Beach House Chardy and turns them up a few notches. As always, Chris Harrison has packed immense amounts of flavour into a bottle of wine and, after aging in French oak and undergoing full malo fermentation treatment, it's deliciously creamy and packed with ripe stonefruit flavours.
The wine itself has won a couple of awards and the 2019 vintage debuts funky new livery which takes this special wine up a notch.
The winery writes "Golden queen peaches, grapefruit and lemon meringue abound on the nose with hints of struck match adding complexity. The wine has a glorious entry onto the palate with intense fruit flavours of ripe stone fruits and citrus rind. The flavours coming from the Fine French oak, Malo-lactic fermentation and perfectly ripe Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay fruit all coalesce in the mouth forming a complex yet seamless experience that is the pinnacle of what we can achieve here at Beach House Wines… and check out our sexy new label."
Bob Campbell writes "From their coastal vineyard at Te Awanga. Chablis-like, fruit-focused chardonnay with green apple, oyster-shell, lime and ginger flavours. A moderately weighty wine with a mouth-tingling finish."