Mills Reef Reserve Chardonnay Hawkes Bay 2011 13.5%
N: All the hallmarks of a fine Hawke's Bay Chardonnay: vibrant and expressive stone fruit centred bouquet surrounded in sweet, lightly spiced French oak. Peaches, nectarines, vanillin, nutty butter notes and toasty edges.
P: Full-bodied, nutty, rich and full flavoured chardonnay: again, the stonefruit flavours reach out first, then the spice of oak and a bite of acidity kick in. A youthful wine overall with 2-3 years development ahead. Quite tasty on its own, but even better with equally rich cuisine (truffled bow-tie pasta with field mushrooms, and a light cream sauce)