Black Estate

Black Estate Home Chardonnay 2015 Waipara
Bold and forward bouquet of cashew, grapefruit, white peach and oak; layers of spice, apple and citrus lead to a fairly complex package of aromas and definitely enticing. On the palate - dry, mild creamy texture with soft oak tannins; white peach and citrus flavours with apple, a mild bite of new oak and medium+ acidity add power and texture; vanilla tones and a fairly lengthy finish. Very pleasant example with attitude and length.
90 Points

Black Estate Netherwood Chardonnay 2015 Waipara
A bouquet filled with the aormas of new oak and ripe stone fruit and citrus; youthful expression with a leesy new oak and spice beginning then white peach and preserved lemon fruit core. On the palate - dry, firm, fresh, loaded with fruit and oak flavours, quite lush and fills the palate with flavour; mild oak tannins and plenty of oak flavour, a layer of mineral begins to emerge adding to and leading into a lengthy finish. Balanced and well made.
93 Points