Considered by many to be New Zealand's finest white wine, and in any conversation of the very finest Chardonnay that New Zealand produces, Mates is always approachable in its youth but has a long term proven cellar provenance. Very limited.
The winery writes "The Mate’s Vineyard is usually the most reserved and unyielding when young with the nose being closed, just giving hints of the golden queen peach and mineral notes that we expect from Mate’s Vineyard. On the palate however, the flavour is very concentrated and distinctly richer than the other 2017 wines, but maintaining a perfect balance and freshness that sets this wine apart and makes it wonderful. This is a wine of immense concentration that will be very long lived."