Joe Czerwinski , Wine Enthusiast, April 2013, 92/100

2011 SECTION 94

This starts off a bit nutty and funky, but give it time in the glass and it delivers bright aromas of nectarine and grapefruit in addition to the nut and dough notes. Despite this wine’s weight and richness, it’s crisply focused on the finish, where its grapefruit flavors really linger. It should prove relatively long-lived, but I’d still opt for drinking it over the next few years — J.C. (4/1/2014)

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Warren Barton and Peter Saunders, WineNZ, Spring 2013

2011 CHARDONNAY

‘Both modern and traditional winemaking.’ Certainly shows some oak impact yet the Chardonnay characters and spine are clear and definitive. A fine and complex wine, serious, classy already yet with plenty of longevity.