A bouquet packed with pinosity and complexity; a fragrant beginning with rose, tea and sweet strawberry scented fruits; plum, creamy sweet vanillin oak all add up to a seductive first look.
On the palate - dry and equally exciting with a broad mix of flavors; light red fruits, medium+ silky tannins and medium+ acidity; complex and layered with a ledium+ finish.
Beautifully balanced and well made.
Black Estate Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013 13.5%
Creamy, peach and vanilla bouquet with an apple and lemon core. On the palate - firm, dry and lightly creamy with medium+ alcohol and acidity, apple, stone fruit and citrus flavors with a medium+ presence of oak; plenty of acidity and length make for an enjoyable example and food friendly style. Balanced and well made.
Black Estate 'Netherwood' Chardonnay 2013 13.5%
A bouquet of flowers, minerality and ripe fruits - very inviting. A mix of apple and stone fruits wrapped in sweet scented oak with a vanilla highlight. On the palate - spicy and fruity with medium+ acidity and lots of texture; there's also a zesty citrus layer that adds drama and complexity - very nice!
Balanced and well made with a medium+ length finish. Buy!
5 Stars (90 Points)