From a region producing increasingly fine, often underrated Chardonnays, this is one of the best. EBM means 'extended barrel maturation'. Estate-grown at Bannockburn, the weighty 2018 vintage (4.5*) was fermented and matured for 18 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Bright, light yellow/green, with a restrained bouquet, it is full-bodied and generous, with deep, citrusy, peachy, mealy flavours, showing good vigour and complexity. Still youthful, it should be at its best 2023+. Certified organic.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $47 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022
This wine is a Potential Classic.
When to drink: 2023