Ata Rangi 'Craighall' Chardonnay 2015 Martinborough
Soft fragrant, enticing and alluring fragrances of white fleshed peach and nectarine, creamy, soft and rounded textures on the nose, as the wine begins to open up in the glass the gentle spices of oak start to show and increase in volume, a natural harmony between these elements leads to a complex and and generous crescendo. On the palate - dry, fruity, complex, youthful, engaging, lengthy. A delicious wine with power, harmony and youth on its side. Drink now if decanted - otherwise cellar and enjoy from late 2017 through 2022.
Ata Rangi 'Petrie' Chardonnay 2015 Martinborough
Distinctive and familiar bouquet of Chardonnay with orchard fruits led by fresh and baked stone fruits then a yellow apple and citrus moment; crushed cashew nut nuances suggests some new oak influences and a layer of toastiness with vanilla. On the palate - firm, dry, engaging and packed with flavours of fruit, oak, some mild oak tannins and synergy. Beginning to integrate this wine has a long journey ahead - so be wise and cellar for another 2-3 years or decant for service.