94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
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. It is a youthful, nicely wound wine with emphasis on a fresh, food friendly style and evenly balanced palate. Ripe stonefruit and citrus on the nose and palate with great texture and character and some minerality."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "The bouquet releases scents of complexity then ripe yellow and white fleshed fruits, some spice, grapefruit peel and vanilla. Calm, even, complex and youthful. On the palate - medium+ weighted wine with a core of stone fruit flavours as the wine touches the palate. There’s a youthful tension and poise highlighting mouthfeel with a mix of fruit and wood tannins then a youthful acid line. There’s a chablis-esq feel to this example with a mineral signature emerging as the wine warms and relaxes in glass. Well made, fresh and tasty finishing with a citrus tang."