LIMITED EDITION PREMIUM HAWKES BAY CHARDONNAY FROM CELEBRATED WINEMAKER ROD McDONALD
FIVE STARS | SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT “This is wonderfully composed and expressed.”
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. Some subtle flinty / gun smoke complexity adds further interest but this is 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.