Matawhero Chardonnay 2014 Gisborne
Quite an intense bouquet of toasty oak laced with orchard fruits of peach and apricot, apple and a touch of quince; vanilla and sweet oak spices complete the aroma profile. On the palate - dry, creamy, plenty of oak sweetness and flavour with vanilla laced yellow fruits, a pop-corn note, overall a classically styled Chardonnay using ripe fruit and smart wine making. Perhaps just a little soapy on the finish, otherwise solid.
84 Points