5 Stars & 93 Points - Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, April 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Beautifully fruited and immediately appealing with golden peach, mango, spicy oak and nougat notes, it's succulent and supple on the palate delivering excellent fruit intensity together with creamy mouthfeel. It's youthfully charming and flavoursome with a lengthy delectable finish. At its best: now to 2024."

90 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, May 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Classic Tony Bish wine – immediately recognisable, fruity, luscious bouquet laced with sweet scents of vanilla, oak and nut then peaches and apples, apricots and cream. On the palate – plush, fresh, satin textured and fruity with flavours that reflect the nose. A fine vanilla cream and custard layer of oak adds palate texture and depth, a contrasting acid line and decent weight makes this crowd pleasing style punch well above its weight. Best drinking from purchase and through to the end of 2023."


From New Zealand's own Chardonnay king! Tony Bish. Concentrating 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. The wine has about 20% new oak, all up, which adds smoothness, creamy notes and complexity. A great value Chardonnay. 

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

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Body:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Roast Chook

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