Heart of Gold Single Vineyard Chardonnay/Viognier Gisborne 2009 13.5% (Spade Oak Vineyard)
N: Lots of fruit, lots of oak and oak spice, nutty, toasty, quite rich and forward. Roasted peach and toasted nectarine fruits, plenty of vanilla, raw sugar and overwhipped cream suggestions.
P: Once on the palate the wine bursts forth with spice, power, oak, stonefruits and flavour. Medium+ acidity, a big bite of oak, medium+ to full-bodied, medium+ length and finish with medium+ complexity. Balanced and well-made. The Viognier adds to all of the above. Overall, a nice wine.