BIG BOLD BARREL FERMENTED HAWKES BAY CHARDONNAY SUPERDEAL
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Our longstanding association with Beach House wines has dropped this wicked deal in our laps and if barrel fermented Chardonnay spins your wheels, it's time for you to wake up and smell the coffee.
Selection Chardonnay sits up the food chain from 'Old School' - which has been our #1 selling Chardonnay deal for as long as we can remember. Produced from a combination of Gimblett Gravels and Te Awanga fruit, Selection is a big, powerhouse style with lots of fruit generosity amplified by 100% malolactic fermentation in French Oak. The finish is long and persistent with creamy brulee flavours and a lovely lick of fresh acidity. Any lover of classic barrel fermented Hawkes Bay Chardonnay will love this wine - and you sure can't argue with our superdeal price. This truly is wonderful Chardonnay value. Climb in.
Sam Kim writes "Beautifully fruited and inviting, the wine shows golden peach, grapefruit, vanilla and roasted cashew characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and intensity together with silky texture and a lingering finish. Flavoursome and highly enjoyable."
The winery writes: "Butterscotch, golden queen peach and freshly baked brioche are apparent on the nose whilst the palate shows off a rich creamy texture, smothering the palate with pineapple, melon and ripe citrus fruits. This is a glorious Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay that will excite all you wonderful Chardonnay lovers out there."