"Classy Chardonnay with roasted chestnut, brioche, mineral, white peach and nectarine flavours that are beautifully integrated. Elegant, powerful and deliciously textural Chardonnay that makes it hard to resist a second glass ... and a third. 18/9/2014" BC 97
Bob Campbell 93/100 Raymond Chan, Nov 2012 Clone 15 and clone 6 fruit from 21 y.o. vines on the 'Petrie' vineyard, East Taratahi, north of Martinborough, hand-picked and WBP, fermented to 13.5% alc. and aged 7 months in French barriques and puncheons, 18% new, the wine on lees, 30% undergoing MLF. Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has a finely concentrated and intense nose of ripe citrus fruits with yellow stonefruit and mealy richness, unfolding plenty of mineral and flinty complexities, and beautifully balanced oak nuances. Full-bodied, richly packed and concentrated flavours of ripe citrus and...
Bob Campbell MW 95 points. Mendoza and clone 6 chardonnay from a premium vineyard site with extended barrel maturation (EBM) of 18 months. The wine is richer, weightier, oakier and more complex than the regular label with bran biscuit, brioche and toasty characters adding complexity to stone fruit and citrus fruit flavours. Quite a mouthful. BC April 2017. Winemaker's Notes: "Retaining the attractive fruit characteristics found in its Bannockburn sibling, the additional six months in neutral oak on light lees has increased the depth of the mouth feel found in the mid palate. This added texture, coupled with the fruit and restrained acidity,...
My curiously hazy notes went a little like this. "Not for the faint hearted. Big, expansive wine. Big oak reigned in seemlessly, big flavour profile and grand majestic finish. Thank #$g$$^ for sensational acid and stelvin. This wine is joyously youthful but also showing the benefits of time in the cellar. Buttery, briochey, almondy. Yellow peaches, orange peel and vanilla bean. Bloody marvelous..." RR4WEA May 2017
""One of the country’s most concentrated and long-lived Chardonnays. At this early stage it is possible to appreciate the power and intensity of this impressively fine-boned and potentially complex wine but so much more will be revealed after at least 3 to 4 years in bottle 14/1/2015"" Bob Campbell
Raymond Chan 5 stars. 19.5/20 Light straw in colour with a welcoming nose of lime essence, cashew cream and toasted pastry. Palate is long with a mineral core and ripe citrus and stone fruits. A light brush of phenolics inspires extended ageing potential. This is a complex wine with drive and power.
WA 91+. Neudorf Rosie's Block Chardonnay 2015 “Scented of white peaches, honeysuckle, brioche and a hint of ginger, the 2015 Chardonnay Rosie's Block is medium-bodied and tightly wound at this youthful stage, delivering wonderful stone fruit intensity and freshness, finishing long and minerally.” 91+. Mar 2017. — Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2015. "Very lean and citrusy. Pure and quite mineral with a fine spiciness. It’s still primary with very direct lemony flavours and keen but well integrated acidity. Amazing finesse: so taut with nascent complexity. Drinking well now but will get better with a few...
Awards Top 10 (No. 3) - Dish Magazine July 2016 Top 100 / Blue Gold Winner - Sydney International Wine Competition 2017 Raymond Chan 18.5/20 Chardonnay is hand-harvested from a selection of clones in our Marlborough vineyard, whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak barrels. The wine ages in oak for a year, with lees stirring, resulting in classic Marlborough Chardonnay with tropical fruit and citrus flavours, full-bodied but finely balanced and complex. Hand harvested from our most mature vines and aged in barrel for 11 months. The result is a complex wine with toasty notes and fine acidity balanced by a generous palate weight.
Wine Orbit 93/100 An elegantly styled chardonnay, the delicately fragrant bouquet shows white nectarine and grapefruit characters with subtle vanilla and almond nuances. The palate is focused and linear, and exhibits excellent mid palate weight and fine texture, backed by beautifully pitched acidity. The wine is precise yet complex, and superbly persistent on the finish. Winery Notes: Chardonnay, of all wines, reflects both land and people. Just as the best chardonnays from Burgundy reflect their stony soils and history, the barrel aged Terra Sancta Estate Chardonnay reflects both its stony soils and Bannockburn’s wild side. Native yeasts...
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