93 Points, Mary-Ann Worobiec, Wine Spectator

2014 Chardonnay

One of the best examples of Chardonnay from New Zealand, this is vivid, stylish and expressive with layers of sweet cream, orange blossom, nutmeg and mango flavors that are rich, juicy and succulent, revealing plenty of intensity and energy on the long lingering finish. Drink now through 2021.


Raymond Chan, five stars

2014 Chardonnay

Bright, deep, yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on edge. This has a full bold and powerful nose with harmoniously packed aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with citrus fruits, nuts and minerals. Complexing smoke, reductive lees and gunflint, toast and oak vanillins emerge to add richness to the core of fruit. Medium-full bodied, the palate features concentrated and intense, fresh white stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours melded with nutty and creamy barrel-ferment elements and complexing mineral and gunflint layers. The fruit and oak sweetness is balanced by fine, crisp acidity and minerality, and the wine flows with tension and linearity to a very long and sustained, fine-textured finish. This is a beautifully refined, tightly concentrated and rich Chardonnay with complexing gunflint and oak detail, and crisp linearity.

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