93 POINTS | Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
92 POINTS | Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Single vineyard Chardonnay from the legendary La Collina vineyard. Elegant, fruit forward and refined. A true expression of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay at its best.
Nick Stock writes "There’s a very intense and juicy feel to this Chardonnay that offers such fresh and refined pear and pastry on the nose, leading to similar flavors on the palate with gentle almond milk and mellow, elegant feel to the finish. Laid-back goodness here."
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate writes "The aromas of grilled white peaches and toasted brioche are enough to set off even jaded salivary glands, but Bilancia's 2017 Chardonnay boasts other charms as well. It's refreshingly medium-bodied, with hints of melon and lime, then finishes bone dry and ultra clean, with just a bit of lingering oak. It should drink well for 4-5 years."