FOUR STARS | Raymond Chan.
100% barrel fermented (40% new) classic Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. It ticks all the premium style boxes - rich mouth-feel, creamy oak and a lingering finish. An absolute belter Chardonnay buy.
Raymoch Can writes "Medium-bodied, the palate has a stylishly restrained, but rich and luscious heart, with elegant flavours of ripe citrus fruit with tropical fruit elements, along with creamy-textured barrel-ferment and nutty oak, complexed by flinty detail. This is an elegantly restrained Chardonnay with subtle layers of rich citrus fruit, creamy and nutty oak, and a smooth flow. Clone 95 fruit from a single Dartmoor site, fully barrel-fermented, aged 15 months in 40% new French oak with 100% MLF."