91 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
A brilliant effort here from winemaker Dan Brennan. Testify is the flagship in the Decibel hierarchy and this is an elegant and refined expression of fine coastal Hawke's Bay Chardonnay that kicks off with gentle flinty / gun smoke characters on the nose. The palate show excellent drive with classic regional stonefruit and citrus flavours underpinned with restrained oak characters - despite the fact that this wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. It's a thoroughly modern interpretation that is already very attractive, and one that will continue to blossom over the coming 5-8 years.
We absolutely love the labels in the Decibel range and Testify Chardonnay is no exception.
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review writes "Made from grapes grown in the coastal subregion of Te Awanga. Rich, weighty chardonnay with a curious gunpowder pepperiness adding an extra dimension to grapefruit, citrus, green apple, oyster-shell and spicy oak flavours."