96 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
19/20 | Joelle Thomson
We can finally answer the age old question - the egg definitely came first. Tony Bish was the first producer in New Zealand to use concrete, egg-shaped fermenters and this little bit of winemaking magic works wonders on the wine's texture, with a palate that is full and soft, rich and rounded.
Packed in flat cellar six packs, this exciting 2022 release comes loaded with stellar reviews and is a beautiful expression of fine Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Floral and aromatically intriguing. A star is born.
The winery writes "Medium straw appearance. The aroma is a medley of nectarine, peach, apple blossom, with hints of almond and nutty richness. These aromas flow onto the richly textured palate that displays summer stone-fruit notes with hints of almond and a bright citrus finish that lingers and refreshes."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complexity is immediate with scents of grapefruit and white peach, crushed stone minerality, gun flint, lees and a gentle reductive persona. As the wine opens up in glass the scents of fruit then spice, mineral and complexity become louder. Dry, delicious, expressive textures and taut youthful textures touch the palate first. Flavours of white fleshed stone fruits, lees spice and texture and citrus then mineral touch. A delicious wine with best drinking from late 2023 through 2029."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Exquisitely elegant and refined, the wine shows lemon pith, oatmeal, white floral and wet limestone nuances on the nose, followed by a brilliantly focused palate offering seamless flow and linear mouthfeel. Poised, impeccably balanced and structured with a sustained sophisticated finish."