Halo (by Sacred Hill) Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2013 13%
Winemaker Tony Bish shows, once again, his command and understanding of this noble variety - quite a complex bouquet that unfolds and unfurls as the wine absorbs oxygen - with a mix of ripe stone fruit and citrus peel suggestions immediately followed by a cashew nut, and light toasted oak appeal; there's a nudge of sulphide with a gentle cheesy quality.
The palate confirms all that the nose suggests with creamy textures and complexity; a wine that again shows ripe stone fruit and citrus flavors, a cashew nutty quality, honey notes and oak complexity; medium+ acidity with a long and balanced finish.
Highly recommended.
5 Stars (90 Points)