Wednesday, 2 April 2014


SOHO Wines 'Carter' 2013 Chardonnay Waiheke Island 14.7%
When this wine is first opened and a sample poured the bouquet offers some deliciously ripe stone fruit aromas followed by a simple yet bold expression of oak - together = Chardonnay. The other nice  aspect about the bouquet is the gentle complexity created in part by a nutty layer (the label suggests hazelnut) that for me is somewhat hazelnut yet more like brazil and cashew (I know - splitting hairs). On the palate warm and rich in character with all the flavors that the nose suggests with a creamy if not a touch youthfully course texture, medium+ acidity and length. The only challenge for some who try this wine (not me) is the noticeable warmth from the alcohol - the fruit, acidity and character of this example are well balanced.
4 Stars
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