92/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
91/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This medium weight Hawke's Bay Chardonnay shows classic regional stonefruit and citrus flavours with creamy mouthfeel with lingering flavours of tangy lemon butter. It's a refined and vibrant style where oak plays a fine support role but never tries to overtake proceedings.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas of apricots and peaches, apple flesh and vanilla nut, there’s a light oak sweet lift and fine baking spices of oak qualities. Medium+ weighted with a satin-whipped cream texture, flavours of yellow stone fruits and cashew nut, a light wood smoke quality and refreshing acid line."
The winery writes "The 2022 Stone Paddock Chardonnay is a lightly oaked wine. Showing ripe peach and apricot aromas with hints of nougat and citrus flower, the gentle influence of battonage accentuates flavours of peach and hints of butterscotch, the texture is luscious with a full rich mid palate and zesty acidity accentuated by the grapefruit citrus fruit finish."