Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Lifted aromas of grapefruit, toasted almond, and white nectarine are complemented by smoky, savoury notes, white florals and hints of spice. These aromas follow on to complex, supple palate with real depth of flavour including grapefruit, fresh fig and white stone-fruit as well as savoury, mineral notes. Well integrated toasty oak and a lingering, spicy persistence complete this wine.
The growing conditions here in Marlborough, mean that it is well-suited for the production of world class Chardonnay. We have a relatively cool climate which results in a long, even growing season which is great for flavour development. This means that we can make a style of Chardonnay which balances concentration and complexity, whilst retaining the finesse that a higher natural acidity brings – which is unashamedly the style we like to drink!"
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"It's gorgeously styled and poised, showing nectarine, fig, nougat and hazelnut characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate displays splendid concentration and flowing mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy refined finish. Balance and harmony impeccable, texture and structure outstanding. At its best: 2022 to 2029. Certified organic."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Pure, fresh, youthful, lifted and ripe scents peaches and apples and apricot. Aromas of wood spices and mineral are intertwined with suggestions of new wood and vanilla, dry stones and silty soils. Complex and engaging. On the palate – very youthful, tense, ripe, fruity and dry. Flavours of citrus then stone fruit are followed by mineral and oak – not too intense yet distinctive and engaging. Medium+ acidity and oak, fine wood tannins and youthful grip. An expertly made wine with a long finish. Best kept in the cellar till 2022 then enjoy drinking through 2030+."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
"A blend of grapes from two organic vineyards: Wrekin and Home Block. A Chardonnay with purity, power and delicacy. Citrus, grapefruit, white peach, wood-smoke and a touch of saline influence."