This is one of my top South Island Chardonnays every year. Full-bodied, intense and lingering. Creamy flavours are balanced by vibrant acidity, which shines through in grapefruit, ripe lemon and hints of mandarin. A delicious wine from a top producer.
Bright pale to mid crimson. Zippy, lively fruit that’s very direct but perhaps does not display that much complexity initially. Nice balance and no shortage of fruit. No excess sweetness and certainly no evident oak or alcohol. Well behaved with a hint of violets but perhaps not such a standout as the Chardonnay 2016.