Labelled as "our finest example of Marlborough Chardonnay", the youthful 2019 vintage (4.5*) was harvested from mature vines at Rapaura. Bright yellow/green, with a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet, it is a medium to full-bodied, tightly structured wine, with strong, peachy, slightly nutty flavours, fresh acidity, and good vigour and complexity. It needs time; best drinking 2023+.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
When to drink: 2023