PREMIUM CHARDONNAY SUPERDEAL | SAVE $120 on a DOZEN BUY.
LIMITED EDITION ORGANIC HAWKES BAY CHARDONNAY FROM CELEBRATED WINEMAKER ROD McDONALD
FIVE STARS | SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT “This is wonderfully composed and expressed.”
92/100 | Bob Campbell MW
Rod McDonald's prowess with the Chardonnay grape needs no introduction and his latest effort from his much admired One Off small batch series is another ripper. Vinted from handpicked organic fruit, 100% barrel fermented and aged on lees for 11 months, this is textbook example of the modern premium Chardonnay style with powerful fruit weight and underlying oak drive. Bob Campbell MW writes that "It sits on the midway point between mellow richness and high energy/vibrance" and we think he's right on the money with that evaluation. Some whole bunch, wild yeast ferment and some subtle flinty / gun smoke complexity adds plenty of interest in the glass but this wine is still all about prime Hawkes Bay Chardonnay and the potential for it to age over the coming decade.
In true One Off style this is another Limited Edition release and when it's gone, it's gone. There'll never be another. If you're a premium Chardonnay lover, it's time to get involved.
Sam Kim writes "This is wonderfully composed and expressed; the bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, fig and vanilla characters, leading to a supple palate that is concentrated and persistent. It is elegant and flavoursome at the same time backed by bright acidity, finishing long and expansive."