Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"This sumptuously soft and opulent Chardonnay from one of our premium vineyards in the Hawke's Bay is simply a delight. Beautifully balanced toasty French oak envelops the white stonefruit and creamy butterscotch notes. Bold flavours and silky smooth texture lead into an alluring hint of aniseed and ginger spice that lingers on the finish."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"An enticing bouquet with a quiet charm and elegance. Aromas of white peach and apple, brazil nut and vanilla, moderate toasty barrel scents, raw sugar and burnt butter moments. Dry with weight, spice, creamy texture, a core of yellow fleshed stone fruits and crushed nut flavours. Moderate acidity and warming alcohol. A balanced, well made wine, ready to drink from purchase and through 2025."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"This is beautifully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing golden peach, French vanilla and cedar characters with a touch of butterscotch. The succulent palate delivers terrific fruit richness combined with plump mouthfeel and creamy texture, making it delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2024."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"'Sumptuously soft and opulent', the 2020 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, matured in French oak casks (50 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling and fleshy, with generous stonefruit and toasty oak flavours, gentle acidity and a seductively smooth finish. It's already drinking well."