93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
Single vineyard Chardonnay from the legendary La Collina vineyard. Elegant, fruit forward and refined. A true expression of Hawke's Bay Chardonnay at its best.
The winery writes "The aim is to produce a wine that reflects the variety and the vineyard site rather than the winemaking. The 2018 Bilancia Chardonnay is a nicely wound wine with emphasis on a fresh, food friendly style and evenly balanced palate. Ripe stonefruit on the nose and palate with great texture and character and some minerality. This wine is ready to drink on release and will continue to develop and fill out for 4 – 6 years."
Bob Campbell MW writes "Tangy, vibrant Chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, lime, white peach, ginger and nutty yeast lees flavours. A moderately concentrated, high-energy wine with a fine, peppery texture."