GOLD MEDAL | Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2023
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Gorgeously opulent and satisfying."
The Gold-Medal winning 2021 release is another banger and is seriously raising the standard with Californian Chardonnays. Juicy with a rich body, full of creamy notes and refreshing acidity, this is a seriously good glass of wine, plush and fulfilling. With spicy American oak notes and caramel textures, yet still very fruit forward - this lovely drop shows why American chardonnays are red hot in New Zealand, and this is one of the best examples yet.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is instantly appealing on the nose with mango, orange peel, cedar and butterscotch aromas, leading to a splendidly flavoursome palate offering plush texture and creamy mouthfeel, finishing persistent and soothing. Gorgeously opulent and satisfying. At its best: now to 2027."
The winery writes "Gnarly Head Chardonnay raises the bar for this classic varietal. This Chardonnay is a juicy, full-bodied wine that explodes with bright citrusy aromas of lemon zest, honeydew melon and just a hint of toasty oak. Big bold flavors of citrus and apple with a touch of vanilla ensure a perfect match with a range of cuisine, including chicken curry, grilled shrimp and spaghetti carbonara."