5 Stars and 93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Gorgeously fruited and immediately appealing, the inviting bouquet shows golden peach, mango, lemon zest, hazelnut and nougat characters with subtle butterscotch complexity. The palate delivers terrific fruit intensity and persistency, while remaining balanced and harmonious with creamy mouthfeel and refreshing acidity. It’s crowd-pleasing and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2023." Sam Kim
4 Stars -  Michael Cooper 
"‘All curves and lusciousness with exceptional sass’, the 2019 vintage was made with use of barrel fermentation and a softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a generous, upfront style, fruity and creamy-textured, with mouthfilling body and ripe, peachy flavours, very smooth and harmonious. Drink young." Michael Cooper


From New Zealand's own Chardonnay king! Tony Bish, formerly of Sacred Hill wines.  Tony now concentrates all of his genius on this loveable, noble grape.

Winery notes "This Chardonnay has a full, broad nose of refreshing and bright aromas of ripe yellow stone fruits and citrus fruits along with an edge of creamy and nutty barrel-ferment and spicy oak notes, subtle lemon-curd and buttery MLF notes. The palate has flavours of citrus fruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, spicy oak. The mouthfeel is enriched by integrated layers of lemon-curd and buttery MLF nuances. The palate has an underlying freshness with acid poise, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line with creamy nutty notes leading to a sustained finish with toasty oak."

The clue is in the name.  This wine is brimming with stonefruit flavours backed by creamy textures and nutty characters. Lengthy finish.

Not for the faint of heart!  Lashings of oak and malo-lactic textures. Surely one to try for Chardy fans, and certainly top of its price bracket. 

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full, oaky whites

Winemaker:

Tony Bish

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

13%

Bottle size:

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Sweetness:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Roast Chook

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