Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022, Hawke’s Bay

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 25-Oct-2023
Bright, even, pale yellow gold. The nose is gently full and poised, with aromas of roasted hazelnut, toast, butter overlay stonefruit and flint. Full-bodied, aromas of stonefruit melded with pear, roasted hazelnut, toast, buttermilk and smoked flint. The wine has a lushness and fattiness embraced by a creamy yet elegant mouthfeel. The rich, toasty aroma layers are well-proportioned, supported by enlivening acidity to a long, satisfying finish. This charming, oaked Chardonnay is well-balanced and elegant with toasty elements and power. Match with roasted guinea fowl and grilled king prawns over the next 6+ years. Mendoza clone from Bridge Pa Triangle vineyards. Handpicked, 100% barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc. Aged in seasoned 100% Taransaud French oak barriques, 30% new. Full MLF. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Apr 2022 $39.99  

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