One of the top chardonnay wines in New Zealand, generally speaking. Indeed, Dog Point in general excels at its quarries. This one is for the flint and mineral fans. Strong slate and graphite scents, lemon and apple underlying. The palate is racy, whipcracked with citrus/white flesh stone fruit, charged with that flinty mineral thing going on. Sheesh, it's got some velocity too. In its style, it's done brilliantly. A fancy racing car of a wine. Cellar long too.
It’s a full-bodied, velvety beauty with plenty of time up its sleeve. Buy a bottle to decant and serve in large glasses now, and stash at least half a case somewhere cool and dark for a good half decard or more. This lovely silky Pinot will age impeccably. It’s also great to see the evolution of one of Marlborough’s greatest wineries with all Dog Point wines now certified organic with Biogro New Zealand and sealed with screwcaps.