93 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick

93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“Delectable Chardonnay… Generous and Expansive”

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

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Regions : Nelson

93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“Delectable Chardonnay… Generous and Expansive”

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From the Smail family's home block vineyard on the Moutere clay soils over looking the Kina Peninsula in the Nelson region. Son Sam (also winemaker at Whitehaven) makes the wines in a style that many consumers want but find hard to get. Drinking beautifully now with its creamy, golden fruits and great mouth-feel, making this very appealing. 

5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Grapes were hand picked from their home vineyard for this delectable chardonnay. The inviting bouquet shows mango, mandarin, rockmelon and vanilla characters with a subtle infusion of cedary oak. It is generous and expansive on the palate, and delivers layers of appealing flavours and texture, brilliantly framed by juicy acidity. At its best: now to 2019."

4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale edged. This has an elegantly proportioned nose, quite tightly bound and refined in presentation, showing clear citrus and stonefruit aromas along with nutty oak and flinty detail, unfolding to reveal creamy barrel-ferment and lemon-curd MLF interest. Medium-bodied and fine on palate, tightly bound flavours of citrus fruits show with soft mealy and nutty notes and spicy oak. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with underlying lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line, balanced by creamy barrel-fermentation. Lemon-curd MLF and nutty elements show on the lingering finish. This is an elegant and refined, lively Chardonnay with balanced citrus fruit and creamy, spicy, nutty oak. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Clone 95 Chardonnay from the ‘Home Block’, hand-picked, WBP and fermented in French oak puncheons to 12.5% alc. and 4.1 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months in 20% new oak with batonnage and MLF."

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