CHARDONNAY Reserve 2022
Finesse is the keynote quality of this organically certified wine. The very classy 2022 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Raupo Creek Vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and lees-aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (23 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with concentrated stonefruit flavours, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity, and impressive vigour, intensity and complexity. Still youthful, with obvious potential, it's well worth cellaring to mid-2025+.
5 stars - Super Classic - Michael Cooper