FIVE STARS 19.0/20 | Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Wine Reviews "This is elegant and poised Chardonnay with excellent flavour intensity, balanced acidity on a creamy palate flows with stony minerals."
This is an excellent expression of barrel-fermented Waitaki Valley Chardonnay. Look for complex layers of stonefruits and ripe citrus fruits on an elegantly framed palate that opens in the mouth to reveal some creamy brulee characters, subtle wood spice and a nice line of soft acidity. This wine perfectly straddles the line between power and refinement - while a nice mineral note on the mid-palate adds another quality cue. Recommended.
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "This is an elegant and poised 2019 Chardonnay with excellent flavour intensity, balanced acidity on a creamy palate flows with stony minerals. Match with Asian savoury pancakes and Vietnamese fare.”
The winery writes "The grapes have been handpicked and whole bunch pressed before barrel fermentation. Generous and textural palate combining minerality and richness with floral aromas and layers of oak."