The 2014 Reserve Chardonnay is a wine that delivers luxurious finesse wrapped around a lovely linear core of acidity.
To craft this wine, the best blocks of fruit were hand harvested and each clone was kept separate before being gently pressed with a percentage of the juice having a short amount of skin contact. The free run juice was racked to 100% French oak barrels for fermentation and the lees were stirred bi-weekly to achieve more creaminess and texture as well as greater complexity. Subtle hints of baking spices, roasted nuts weave through the layers of intense flavours of honeyed stone fruits, guava and ripe melon. The finish is lengthy and brings to mind the richer notes of brioche and beeswax.
This is an exceptional Chardonnay that will age beautifully for the next five to ten years from release.