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Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

We won’t hear a bad word about Chardonnay in the Cracka offices that’s because we are mad for it and we don’t always head to Australia to find the best examples. This Kiwi Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay clearly shows why the region is causing such a buzz. It’s quite obviously Chardonnay on the nose with melon and grapefruit showing real fruit purity that’s unencumbered by added oak. It’s rich and generous on the palate with lovely fruit expression and gentle natural acidity. It gets even better when matched with chicken and seafood dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

Typically fresh aromatics of quality Hawkes Bay Chardonnay are evident including citrus, white flowers and stone fruit. These are complemented on the palate by a creamy richness from aging on lees. Roast hazelnut, almond and hints of gunflint result from the indigenous fermentation in barrel. It displays delicacy but richness and is a fantastic match with many dishes. Think rich seafood or creamy roast chicken.

Drink 2013 to 2016.

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Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
Tropical aromas with pineapple and mango fruit richness in style. The palate is low oak and medium weight pear midpalate natural acidity in a tidy framework.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
In youth fresh pear and very subtle oak give these medium bodied wines balance and texture with a good long palate and a fresh clip of green apple acidity to cut the finish. The cool restraint of NZ chardonnay pear and apple honey and oak weld into a seamless fusion at 3 to 6 years bottle age making this the ideal time to drink these wines
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
In youth fresh pear and very subtle oak give these medium bodied wines balance and texture with a good long palate and a fresh clip of green apple acidity to cut the finish. The cool restraint of NZ chardonnay pear and apple honey and oak weld into a seamless fusion at 3 to 6 years bottle age making this the ideal time to drink these wines
2012
Rob Geddes MW
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
In youth fresh pear and very subtle oak give these medium bodied wines balance and texture with a good long palate and a fresh clip of green apple acidity to cut the finish. The cool restraint of NZ chardonnay pear and apple honey and oak weld into a seamless fusion at 3 to 6 years bottle age making this the ideal time to drink these wines
Rob Geddes MW
89

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