2019 TWR Chardonnay
The growing conditions here in Marlborough, mean that it is well-suited for the production of world class Chardonnay. We have a relatively cool climate which results in a long, even growing season which is great for flavour development. This means that we can make a style of Chardonnay which balances concentration and complexity, whilst retaining the finesse that a higher natural acidity brings – which is unashamedly the style we like to drink!
Lifted aromas of grapefruit, toasted almond, and white nectarine are complemented by smoky, savoury notes, white florals and hints of spice. These aromas follow on to complex, supple palate with real depth of flavour including grapefruit, fresh fig and white stone-fruit as well as savoury, mineral notes. Well integrated toasty oak and a lingering, spicy persistence complete this wine.
Sam Kim – 95 points – Vintage 2019
It’s gorgeously styled and poised, showing nectarine, fig, nougat and hazelnut characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate displays splendid concentration and flowing mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy refined finish. Balance and harmony impeccable, texture and structure outstanding. At its best: 2022 to 2029.