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.


The Lifestyle Department, Australia, Chardonnay 2011

2011 CHARDONNAY

They say – “Bright straw-yellow colour with light lemon-gold hues, pale on edge. This has an elegant and refined nose of ripe stonefruits, citrus fruits and nuts, complexed by harmoniously interwoven flinty sulphide reductive notes and lifted by white florals.” – Raymond Chan. We say - Hearty and oily are the two words that immediately spring to mind. This is one dividing beverage and was by far the most controversial wine during the 2013 Marlborough Wine Weekend. Seriously, wars have been started over less. If you want a to bring a talking point and not just a bottle to a party, this is the one you take.

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