95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
93/100 Bob Campbell MW (2018 Vintage)
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2018 Vintage)
4.5 Stars - The Listener, Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
100% Mendoza clone Chardonnay grapes grown in two areas in Hawke's Bay. All of the grapes were hand harvested and 95% fermented in barrel. Then 5% in Tony's new French oak ovum. The wine was then matured for a year in 25% new 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.