Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"The 2020 vintage has produced a classic Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Beautifully fragrant citrus, stone fruit and roasted nuts combine on a finely styled, textured and balanced palate showing good complexity."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Varietal, ripe, fruity and classic with a bouquet of sweet oak and vanilla spice, roasted stone fruits and grapefruit. As the wine begins to open up in glass so too does the scale of complexity and detail. Dry, smooth, fleshy, fruity and varietal on the palate with flavours of fresh red apple and white peach, some quince and lemon, vanilla and toasty oak flavours. Fine wood tannins and medium+ acidity add texture, weight and foundation. Balanced and well made, ready to drink upon purchase and through 2024+."
90/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"It’s attractively fruited and elegantly expressed on the nose showing white flesh peach, mango, nougat and roasted cashew aromas, followed by a finely textured palate delivering rounded mouthfeel and creamy texture. Well balanced by juicy acidity, finishing long and tasty. At its best: now to 2024."