97 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
Truly outstanding Hawke's Bay Chardonnay from lauded winemaker Tony Bish. Vinted in a 100% barrel fermented, tour de force style, this is a powerful wine that showcases the natural exhuberance of the famed Skeetfield Vineyards dry farmed, old vine Mendoza clones. Stock is extremely limited. Be quick.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Striking bouquet with a complex and appealing bouquet of white fleshed fruits and gun flint, apple and new barrel, layers of fine lees suggesting chalk and fresh unroasted nut. Equally complex and delicious on the palate with a crisp and finely textured mouthfeel, acidity is on point carrying a fine lees and saline texture, flavours of white fleshed stone fruits and citrus are persistent adding weight and finesse, complexity comes from the synergies and purity of fruit, spice and nut. Such a well made wine reflecting its vineyard and expert wine making. With a lengthy finish this wine will reward those who invest and cellar. Best drinking from 2024 through 2030+."