NEW RELEASE - DELICOUS!
Stunning, repeat stunning, barrel fermented Hawkes Bay Chardonnay from one of New Zealand's true Chardonnay gurus. Beautifully presented in lay down cellar 6 packs this robust release pays homage to the heartwood french oak that is the cornerstone of this barrel fermented wine. Powerful and structured, this is quality all the way and, in our view, a veritable bargain by premium Chardonnay standards. This is Hawkes Bay Chardonnay all the way. Some tighter, flinty characters merge seamlessly with classic regional stonefuit and lemon cream flavours. Fantastic stuff.
STOCK IS, FRUSTRATINGLY, VERY LIMITED.
Buy some. Try one. Then lay the rest down and let the magic unfold over time. You won't be disappointed.
Lifted aromas of vanilla bean, ripe peach and spicy oak. There are nuances of toasty hazelnut and ripe citrus rind. The palate has a flavoursome entry with generous mid-palate texture showing the stone fruit and citrus flavours promised on the nose. The palate is well balanced with fine grained oak tannins and gentle acidity that gives length and persistence of flavour.