FIVE STARS | 95 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW.
FIVE STARS 18.5/20 | Raymond Chan
FIVE STARS | Gourmet Wine Traveller.
Beautifully presented and packed in flat cellar six packs, this exciting release was vinted in a concrete egg fermenter from free run juice and blended with juice from a new Taransaud barrel. It's a beautiful expression of fine Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. Floral and aromatically intriguing. The palate is full and soft, rich and rounded. A star is born.
FIVE STARS Raymond Chan "Medium-bodied, the palate has a tightly bound and concentrated heart of white and yellow stonefruits along with nutty and minerally lees flavours. The fruit is well-packed and enlivened by fine, fresh acidity and the wine carries along a very fine-featured line with good drive and energy. The flavours are bright, fresh and lead to a long finish of nuts and minerals. This is an elegant, tightly bound and finely concentrated Chardonnay with stonefruit and nutty, minerally lees interest and a fine, linear core."
FIVE STARS Bob Campbell, MW "Creamy-textured wine with peach, grapefruit, bread and butter pudding, ginger and nutty lees flavours. An appealing wine that is significantly better than the Heartwood Chardonnay."