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C J Pask Gimblett Road Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

C J Pask wines continue to spread the word according to Hawkes Bay and the special terroir of the Gimblett Gravels. This Chardonnay is sleek and silky with aromas of grapefruit and citrus. The palate delivers a creamy mouthfeel with a rich texture and bold, citrus flavours that will continue to gain complexity with careful cellaring.

Winemaker's Notes

Grown in our vineyards at Gimblett Road, Hawke’s Bay. Cool fermentation retained the pristine varietal flavours. Partial barrel fermentation and five months ageing on the lees has imparted complexity, texture and weight to the generous wine.

Colour: Pale straw.

Aroma: Intense citrus and grapefruit characters on the nose. Toasty and cedar notes.

Palate: Citrus fruit driven Chardonnay with yeast and biscuit characters. Apple pie, cashews are balanced by fresh acidity. Mealy finish.

Oak: Batches fermented in French oak.

C J Pask Reviews and Accolades

Gold – AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011
Recommended WineState Magazine
90 Points – Sam Kim Wine Orbit
86 Points - Lisa Perotti-Brown MW - eRobert Parker

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C J Pask Gimblett Road Chardonnay

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WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Floral and dusty on the nose and creamy and peachy on the palate, with some hessian notes.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
For her second-tier Chardonnay, chief winemaker Kate Radburned emphasises Hawke's Bay's cittusy fruit characters ('the fruit should shine through') fleshed out with restrained wood. The 2002 vintage one of the best yet, shows greater complexity than most of its predecessors and was partly barrel-fermented. Instantly appealing, it is fresh and vibrant, with citrusy, slightly biscuity aromas and flavours, subtle oak handling and a creamy-smooth finish. Good weight, delicacy and length.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
For her second-tier Chardonnay, chief winemaker Kate Radburnd emphasises Hawke's Bay's citrusy fruit characters ('the fruit should shine through') fleshed out with restrained wood. It's typically a fruit-driven style with crisp, lively, appley, lemony flavours and plenty of drink-young appeal. The pale lemon/green 2000 vintage shows greater complexity than its predecessors and was partly barrel-fermented. Full-bodied, it's a smooth, citrusy, peachy, slightly mealy and creamy wine, skilfully balanced and drinking well now
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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