The first offering from our 10-year-old Chardonnay vines speaks elegance in many voices. The Waimauku Clay Soils of our Home Block have produced a Chardonnay with layers of ripe grapefruit, baked nectarine and gunflint draped over svelte texture and a linear structure. Hints of Lemon curd and hazelnut further add to the array of flavour and minerality, all sewn together by fine acidity which adds length and persistence. This has been a labour of love from the vineyard through to the bottle, all for one single barrel. We think it exemplifies the appeal of Chardonnay – the combination of finesse and complexity. No other variety so vividly projects both the individual components of terroir and winemaking influence and in such harmony. For all the Chardonnay Lovers out there. 5 stars, Michael Cooper | 5 stars, Raymond Chan | 5 stars, Wine Orbit | 91 points Cameron Douglas | 90 points The Real Review.
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