Clearview Estate Coastal Chardonnay 2015 Hawke's Bay
Smoky, spicy, toasty roasted peach and orchard fruits, nutty, creamy, familiar, inviting. On the palate - very engaging with creamy then firm textures, definitive bite of oak, with spice and light smoky oak qualities, mix of orchard fruits and roasted nut flavours, medium acididty. Definitely a two glass wine. Drink now if decanted and enjoy through 2022.
Clearview Estate Three Rows Chardonnay 2015 Hawke's Bay
Distinctive bouquet of peach and vanilla scented oak tones - some cashew and oak spice, youthful overall with a stony mineral layer adding some depth and complexity. On the palate - Soft, generous, creamy and very vanilla peachy with custard & brulee flavour suggestions, moderate yet definitive oak suggestions, medium acididty, lengthy finish; balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2020.
Clearview Estate Beachhead Chardonnay 2015 Hawke's Bay
Complex bouquet of stony saline mineral, oak and ripe fruit - grapefruit, peach, nutty and lightly spice oak with some vanilla tones and youthful woody notes, becomes more complex as the wine relaxes in glass. On the palate - dry, citrusy, nutty and spicy with flavours of grapefruit and just ripe peach, some apple then oak, plenty of oak tannins and youthful firm textures, medium+ (ish) acidity; medium+ length and finish. Plenty of cellar time ahead for this wine. Decant for service or cellar till 2018.
Clearview Estate Cape Kidnappers Syrah 2015 Hawke's Bay
Powerful, distinctive, youthful and very fruity: Ripe, wild red and black berries, new oak, toast and dark spices; raw yet intriguing boquuet and demanding of your attention. On the palate - dry, fruity, oaky and firm in texture: blueberries, wild plum and blackcurrant; dark spices and loads of oak with toast and vanilla tones; medium+ acididty and abundant tannins; a lovely wine destined to mature slowly. Decant for service or cellar first till 2018.