CHARDONNAY Reserve 2018
Finesse is the keynote quality of this organically certified Marlborough wine. Showing strong personality, the 2018 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Raupo Creek Vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-aged for 15 months in French oak barriques (21 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, complex and seamless, with concentrated, peachy, slightly biscuity flavours, gentle acidity and a rounded, very harmonious finish. Currently delicious, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition.
5 stars - Super Classic - Michael Cooper