93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
A new addition to the chardonnay shelf from one of our favourite North Canterbury producers. Medium to full bodied with stone fruit flavours and oak treatment introducing vanilla / spice notes to the equation. A lovely line of acidity maks this a fresh and vibrant glass of wine. At well under the $20 barrier, this is another value star from Mount Brown.
The winery writes "A long dry summer followed by a cool autumn produced this delicious Chardonnay. Medium to full bodied, the palate has good weight with citrus fruit flavours."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas of vanilla cream and peaches, baked apple and sweet French oak. Classic, familiar, vibrant and youthful. Lots of weight and impact as the wine touches the palate, flavours of oak and barrel spices, toasty, youthful and textured. Flavours of white and yellow-fleshed stone fruits, citrus peel and baking spices. Contrasting acidity, a gunflint note and fine wood tannins complete the palate including a coarse silk texture. Well made and ready to drink from mid-2022 through 2026."