It was 2am in a dodgy Wellington bar a few years ago when we laid down a challenge to TW Wines owners Paul Tietjen and Geordie Witters. We asked them to make the richest, creamiest Gisborne Chardonnay possible at a price that would allow us to retail that wine under $20 on a case buy. With some of the most famous vineyards on the East Coast and a gilt edged Chardonnay reputation we knew these legendary Gisborne vinters would be up to the task and TW GOLD is the result. This wine is now firmly etched in Advintage history as one of our great Chardonnay buys.
This is the sixth vintage of GOLD, vinted in the classic 'old school' style - richly weighted with masses of ripe stonefruit flavours, all smothered with lashings of lemon cream. It's balanced and satisfying. There's nothing elegant about it. Praise the Lord.
Bright pale gold, this Chardonnay expresses aromas of sweet golden fleshed stone fruit, pineapple, jasmine and ripe citrus. Added richness from oak gives aromas of hazelnut and cream. The wonderfully rich palate shows Chardonnay at its’ best with full flavours of golden peach and pineapple wrapped in nutty oak and lashings of cream. Already drinking well, this wine will blossom over the next five years developing added richness and charm.
The winery writes "Pale yellow gold, this Chardonnay offers tantalising notes of ripe clementine, citrus blossum, and pale macadamia caramel. Integrated oak adds complexity to the core of orange citrus orbs, adding definition and nuttiness. The finish is bright and lingering with an echo of decadent orange almond cake and cream."
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Yum old school
Love it, I need to click and buy another dozen.
Simply the best
I had a wine order of TW Chardonney 2018 delivered and it simply is one of the best I have tasted in such a long time... bold and creamy just like they used to be , particularly the Gisborne ones !!
Buttery, rounded and chardy
Has to be one of the best chardy's I have had in a while - will be back for more tomorrow Mac!
Such a great price for that old school style Chardonnay
A great drop
Big, creamy and delicious