Another exceptional, burgundy-beating Kiwi Chardonnay. Definitely not shying away from matchstick on the nose, but it costs one heck of a lot less than a Coche wine. Very crystalline with good fruit focus on the mid palate. Very far from sweet. Crisp and rewarding. Great balance and fans out on the finish.
Medium-yellow colour, with a strong bouquet of smoky toasty oak and possibly some underlying sulfides. The wine is full-bodied, rich and well-concentrated, with amplitude, roundness and length. A bigger style: a full-blooded traditional chardonnay with liberal oak and artifact. It's not subtle but very easy to love.