Hawkesbridge Reserve Chardonnay 2021, Marlborough
This is a single batch of juice, sent to barrel ex press and wholly barrel fermented and matured on full lees, full MLF and stirred. It sounds like lots of work but in fact it's hands off, taking a step back and letting all of those variables make their mark.
Several smoky, struck match and flint elements in that savoury spectrum that defines modern CHR. There is also a strong spine of ripe fruit - golden queen peach and yellow flesh nectarine - and a wonderfully creamy texture that carries incredible length and persistence.
Vineonline Team Review
" This Hawkesbridge Reserve Chardonnay 2021 has always had a good name for itself as a reputable brand. Made by Jeremy McKenzie its buttery, oaky pale golden. It ticks all the boxes for a quality chardonnay and the price is fantastic! Also it is exclusive to us!" Hilton