2020 Heretaunga Chardonnay*Hawke's Bay
$ 32.00 NZD $ 40.00 NZD
100% hand-harvested fruit was whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in a blend of new and aged French oak barriques and puncheons.
Bright pale straw colour with lemon tinges. Lovely fresh aromas of white fleshed peach, freshly roasted cashews and a hint of toasted brioche. The palate is immediately open with ripe stonefruit and confit lemon flavours surrounded by a lovely creamy texture, a hint of fine oak, finishing long with a savoury, flinty twist. Great cellaring potential.
Drink now through 2028.
~ 95 Points ~ “This is a pristine, Burgundy-influenced Chardonnay with poise and ageworthiness. Drinking beautifully now, this has the potential to age gracefully until around 2030.” – Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast