19 Points - Candice chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 
"Bright, lemon-gold with depth and a green hue, even colour throughout. This has a lifting, vibrant bouquet with aromas of citrus, pineapple, and blossom entwined with delicate spice and creamy lees elements. Medium-bodied, it has a core of grapefruit and zest, followed by pineapple, hazelnut, buttery shortbread and soft spice. The wine has a taut acid tension, carrying grapefruit and good energy; it circulates flavour seamlessly across a fine-textured, slightly chalky palate. Very elegantly presented and lingering. This charmingly elegant Chardonnay with well-portioned oak details shows good energy, focus and a seamless flow. Match with cod with beurre blanc and pork chop over the next 6-8 years. Mendoza clone, from Bridge Pa Triangle vineyards. Handpicked, 100% barrel-fermented to 14% alc. Aged in seasoned 100% Taransaud French oak barriques, 30% new. Full MLF. 19/20 pts"

94 Points Excellent - Cameron Douglas
"Fragrant and complex, varietal and new. Aromas of red apple and grapefruit, quince and white peach, fine toasty - sweet wood layers, spice and lees. Silky textures touch the palate first then contrasting acidity and a core of citrus and stone fruit flavours. Weighty and compelling, complex and dry, judicious use of oak and a long finish. A lovely example, youthful and not quite ready. best drinking from early 2023 through 2029+"

4.5 Stars - Michael Coopers Buyers Guide

100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay grapes grown in two areas in Hawke's Bay. All of the grapes were hand harvested and 100% fermented in barrel. Then aged 30% in Tony's new French oak and 70% in seasoned Taransaud oak with regular lees stirring to enhance the creamy notes.
On the nose, toasted hazelnuts, peaches and vanilla. Spices from the oak. Flavour profile of yellow peach and grapefruit with warm spice notes and vanilla.

Another, "Does it all Chardonnay" from 'Mr Chardonnay' himself, Tony Bish. Drink now or cellar up to 6 years from vintage.



New Zealand


Hawkes Bay




Oaky whites


Tony Bish





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roast chicken