Clearview Estate Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Hawke's Bay
Intense bouquet of ripe and fleshy stone fruits, new oak with a bold nutty and rich core - suggestions of new cashew and creamed brazil nut, seductive and familiar with vanilla poached yellow fruits and apple. On the palate - dry, complex, bold, fabulous textures and structure, fine oak tannins, medium+ acidity, juicy fleshy almost waxy fruits, long persistent finish; complex. An excellent example of Hawke's Chardonnay and fine wine.
Clearview Estate Winery Reserve Syrah 2015 Hawke's Bay
Fresh and vibrant bouquet of wild red berries - boysenberry, black currant, raspberry and plum; peppery spice layer combines with new oak, hard stone soil and a salty note; youthfull too with avery primary expression. On the palate - dry, persistent core of fruit and oak, plenty of red and dark red bery fruit flavours, vanilla, brown spice, medium+ tannins and a back bone of acidity. Lengthy, youthful, great potential and delivers now - if decanted. Best drinking from 2017 through 2027.