ANOTHER BOLDLY FLAVOURED BIG VILLA CHARDONNAY.
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim Wine Orbit "Soothing and friendly, offering delicious drinking."
The latest release from Big Villa is a generously-framed Gisborne Chardonnay that fills the palate with layers of baked stonefruits, oak spice and creamy lemon zest. 100% barrel-fermented, this inaugural Manor House release sits below Flagship in the Big Villa Chardonnay hierarchy but brings all the flavour and robust elements that this brand has become synonymous with.
Early buyers have confirmed what we already knew; this 2021 release is excellent value and anyone who likes barrel-fermented Gisborne Chardonnay will be nodding their head in agreement as soon as they have tasted it.
Big Villa is an Advintage brand with a huge following and a proven reputation for outstanding value. We only release wines under the Big Villa label if they offer our clients significantly better value than we can source through traditional winery / distribution channels. Buy with complete confidence.
Attractively fruited and inviting, the 100% barrel-fermented release shows golden peach, rockmelon, nougat and roasted cashew characters with wood spice and a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate is succulent and wonderfully weighted, delivering delectable fruit flavours and creamy mouthfeel, backed by elegant oak infusion.
Sam Kim writes "FIVE STARS Wonderfully fruited and beautifully fragrant with golden peach, vanilla, popcorn, butterscotch and roasted cashew aromas, it's succulent and rounded in the mouth delivering creamy texture and mellow acidity. Soothing and friendly, offering delicious drinking."