(La Bas means - over there)( Fermented in stainless then aged in 600 litre demi-muid - sur lie for 9 mths)
Nose and Palate: This is a terrific wine - with depth and fortitude - flavors of baked apple, a touch of quince and pear, but the main feature of this wine is texture - seamless and silky with a touch of minerality - which develops a little with time in glass. The acidity is fresh and promotes the subtle side of this wine. The finish is long and memorable with a hint of waxiness at the end.
This wine will also reward those who age a case or two for 15 years.
This is New Zealand's finest Chenin Blanc.
5 Stars (98 Points)
|98 Points NZs Best|