Elston Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay
"Expressive nose of white grapefruit, white pears, sea shells, nutmeg, cloves and dried lemons. It's medium- to full-bodied with a creamy and layered texture. Vibrant. Lovely sweet fruit and integrated subtle spice notes."
“This is a rich, full style with pure fruit and a ripe line of citrussy acidity that carries the wine home to a firm, powerful ending. There's peach flavors and fresh apricot alongside grilled nuts and nougat derived from barrel fermentation and maturation. It's a little oaky in youth if I'm nitpicking but time will lend a hand.”