FIVE STARS 94/100 | Cameron Douglas, MS.
RICH AND REWARDING BF CHARDONNAY FROM A TOP HAWKES BAY CHARDONNAY VINTAGE.
This premium Hawkes Bay Chardonnay comes with a proven pedigree and, once again, winemaker Dave McKee has delivered a masterclass with this 2018 release. This is a powerful barrel fermented wine whose natural generosity is balanced with a delightful seam of fresh acidity. The palate is mouth filling and persistent. World class wine and our clear favourite from the trusted Black Barn portfolio.
The winery writes "Our most awarded wine. With aromas of stone fruit and citrus, layered with toast and spice from 100% barrel fermentation and extended barrel ageing."
Cameron Douglas writes "Bold, fruity, oaky and nutty bouquet, but also quite elegant and complex. No mistaking the aromas of wood smoke and baked peach, some citrus, quince and apple; raw energy on the palate with oak and acidity, new wood and baking spices. A full-bodied wine with a big gutsy palate and lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2025."