BLACK BARN BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY 2014

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5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2014 Vintage)
"This is awesome. Elegant and youthful, yet concentrated and persistent with complex aromas of white nectarine, rockmelon, subtle vanilla and almond. It is beautifully layered and richly textured on the palate, and finishes seamless and expansive. A gorgeous wine. At its best: now to 2022."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan (2014 Vintage)
'Brilliant, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, very pale on rim. The nose is well-concentrated with intense and tightly held aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits, and interwoven flinty, reductive elements, nutty and toasty oak and mineral complexities. The fruit and aromatics are fresh, lively and taut in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with a concentrated core of white stonefruits and citrus fruits harmoniously complexed by flint and mineral reductive notes, and nutty, mealy, toasty oak. The mouthfeel is very refined in texture and enlivened by bright, lacy acidity, lending energy and vitality to the palate line. The wine carries through to a very long, lingering finish with citrus, flint and oak nuances. This is an elegantly concentrated, vibrant but harmonious, complex Chardonnay with stonefruit, flint and nutty oak flavours. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 6, 15, 95 and Mendoza with some 548, 80% estate fruit the remainder Triangle fruit, WBP, 80% indigenous yeast, full barrel-fermentation to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 35% new puncheons and barriques, the wine undergoing batonnage and 60% MLF."
Jo Burzynska, Top 50 Wines 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"Though 2013 was a much acclaimed vintage in Hawke’s Bay, from tasting the fruits of the following vintage, I think 2014 was even better for the region’s chardonnays, as evidenced by this fine barrel-fermented example from Black Barn. There’s depth and finesse to its weighty but taut palate of restrained stonefruits, fresh grapefruit, flinty mineral and a discreet, well-integrated sandalwood oak character."


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