FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
FOUR STARS 18/20 | Raymond Chan.
BESTBUY | Cuisine 2018.
Quarter Acre Wines are a personal showcase for Rod McDonald - one of Hawkes Bay most respected winemakers - and all bear his signature style. This is richly weighted, concentrated Chardonnay with toasty oak and creamy lemon butter flavours. It's complex, captivating wine in the style we know our premium Chardonnay customers adore.
The winery writes "From Doc’s Block by the sea at Haumoana, these vines are about 20 years old and have previously served up some of Hawke’s Bays finest Chardonnay grapes. Whole bunch pressed hand-picked fruit was run straight to new and seasoned French oak barriques. Wild ferment and rested on gross lees for nine months before bottling. Subtle gun smoke, toast and peach on the nose, with lemon curd and a precise taut palate. Packed full of Hawke's Bay, this Chard is one chalky, complex bad boy!"