This Hawke's Bay winery has a reputation for powerful Chardonnays, and top vintages of this good-value label are no exception. Estate-grown and hand-harvested on the coast at Te Awanga, it is fermented and matured in mostly seasoned French oak barrels. Bright, light yellow/green, the fragrant 2019 vintage (5*) is already a delicious mouthful. Full-bodied, it is vibrant, with generous stonefruit and grapefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity and excellent depth, complexity and harmony. A top buy.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Value for Money: V+
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022