GOLD MEDAL | NZ International Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL | Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
The Pask Declaration series always sets the bar high and this 2019 Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay continues a run of excellent releases. A rich yet elegant chardonnay that displays lemon and stonefruit notes on the palate.
Yvonne Lorkin writes "Only made when the fruit is absolutely perfect, this shiny new Declaration well and truly shouts from the clouds that its here to make friends so come on over! Scented with lemon brioche, almond meal, nectarine and soft, grapefruit-pith perfection on the palate, it’s elegant, ultra-fresh, delicately styled from Mendoza and Clone 15 fruit. Barrel fermented in predominantly new French oak and then aged for 10 months in those barrels, and yet for all that, the oak is beautifully balanced and softly integrated. Bottled on April 2nd 2020, it’s ready to roar now."
The winery writes "Delicate aromas of white and golden stonefruit with a hint of grapefruit peel. Fresh and weighty on the palate showing yeast autolysis and toasty oaky flavours. A favorable vintage well rewarded."