CHURCH RD CHARDONNAY TOM HAWKE'S BAY 19
This is the flaghsip Chardonnay from winemaker Chris Scott at Church Road.
A full bodied and powerful Chardonnay that still manages to retain good balance and liveliness. This complex wine is built around a core of ripe stonefruit with fresher elements of fragrant citrus and citrus blossom, overlaid with subtle aromas of roasted nuts, mealiness, a note of smoky gunflint and integrated oak. The palate is powerful, yet finely textured with exception textural great length and balanced fresh acidity.