5 Stars and 93 Points, Wine Orbit
"Beautifully fruited and inviting, the wine shows golden peach, grapefruit, vanilla and roasted cashew characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and intensity together with silky texture and a lingering finish. Flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2022"

Winery description

"Selected from our home vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels (The Track Vineyard) and Te Awanga (The Levels Vineyard) and from two vineyards in the Dartmoor valley this is a true representation of a Hawkes Bay Chardonnay.

This wine spent 10 months in premium French oak (18% new) where it underwent fermentation followed by 100% Malo-Lactic fermentation followed by weekly batonage (or stirring of the barrels) and voila – another star is born.

Butterscotch, golden queen peach and freshly baked brioche are apparent on the nose whilst the palate shows off a rich creamy texture, smothering the palate with pineapple, melon and ripe citrus fruits. This is a glorious Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay that will excite all you wonderful Chardonnay lovers out there.