4.5 STARS | Yvonne Lorkin
A classic rendition of a richer Hawke's Bay Chardonnay style. Ripe, toasty and fleshy with a clean and balanced finish, this wine seriously over delivers at this price point. Always popular.
Yvonne Lorkin writes "Sipping this wine is like listening to Led Zeppelin’s Over The Hills And Far Away for the first time. Look up the tune now. Got it? Now press play and try your hardest not wiggle your shoulders to Jimmy Page’s finger gymnastics in the guitar intro or launch into full body-nodding as the bass and drums kick in. This chardonnay is like that tune in a bottle, introducing itself with frisky citrus and peachy aromatics, then delivers a juicy, full-bodied, tropic-tastic papaya-packed mid-palate. A sliver of creaminess and sexy oak notes on the finish make it a new favourite for me and rock n roll in a bottle."
The winery writes 'A full-bodied Chardonnay with a palate of ripe fruits and soft spices. Barrel fermentation adds lovely buttery and toasty flavours and a fine textural finish."