FIVE STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer
92 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Beautifully composed and styled, this is an excellent expression of Nelson Chardonnay. Its a lovely balanced release with punchy fruit weight enhanced with toasty oak characters.
Sam Kim writes “A gorgeous rich offering, the bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, baked fig and vanillin oak characters with a fabulous butterscotch undertone. It’s wonderfully weighted and fleshy on the palate, displaying excellent fruit intensity together with seductive oak nuances, finishing sumptuous and gratifying.”
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Classic cool climate fruit aromas of grapefruit and peach alongside new French oak’s vanilla and toasty wood scents. Near full-bodied and dry on the palate with flavours of apple, citrus, peach and baking spices. Youthful grip from acidity and oak along with fine wood tannins and tense poised mouthfeel. Well made, a developing complexity, ready to enjoy with food or on its own from late 2021 through 2025+."
Angie Atkinson writes "Medium golden colour with stunning aromas of peach, nectarine, toasted oak, white blossom, and white spice. A medium bodied wine with complex and concentrated flavours of stone fruit, roasted apple, and spice with a splash of acidity and a lengthy finish. Elegant and textured, this wine will match well with a number of dishes including roast pork, chicken and risotto."