Black Barn Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 Hawke's Bay
Subtle fragrances of white peach and apple blossom, grapefruit and minerals, a soft spice layer and calm even core. On the palate - firm, crunchy, fruity and dry; flavours reflect the nose with an apple layer before the peach and spice, medium+ acidity, balanced and well made. An aperitif style or best served with slightly salty foods and richer white fish sashimi dishes.
Black Barn Vineyards R&D 'Orange' Wine 2016 Hawke's Bay
Exotic and attractive bouquet with aromas and flavours of preserved citrus peel, ginger spice, beer, five spice and walnut oil. Fine tannins and medium acidity accentuate the flavours leading to a complex and interesting finish. In the context of orange wine this is a very cool example.