Mills Reef Winery

Mills Reef Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Hawke's Bay
Rich, bold and 100% Chardonnay bouquet with loads of toasty oak laced yellow peach and ripe apple aromas, lots of baking spice and suggestions of citrus peel. On the palate - equally bold and fruity with plenty of stone and citrus fruit flavours alongside oak, full-bodied impact and a creamy texture; some tannins along with some lees moments add texture and length. Balanced and well made overall.
85 Points

Mills Reef Winery Reserve Merlot 2014 Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
Great bouquet of plum and dark red berry fruits wrapped in an envelope of vanilla, toast and nutty rich oak; a fragrant velvet red floral note adds a layer of intrigue and mystery. On the palate - firm, fruity, dry and flavourful with sweet, tart dark red plum, some blueberry and compote; plenty of oak, medium tannins and medium+ acidity. Great balance and finish. Overall fresh, lively and will appeal to many who prefer a richer more generous style of Merlot.
88 Points