Friday, 10 March 2017

Clearview Estate Winery

Clearview Estate Winery 'Beachhead' Chardonnay 2016 Hawke's Bay
Distinctive and familiar bouquet of Chardonnay, Clearview Estate and the style it has come to be known for - full, rich, giving and alluring; aromas of toasted butter brioche and vanilla, ripe peach and roasted stone fruits and wood spice, moderate complexity. On the palate - very engaging with a creamy texture and defined acidity, spicy wood tones and ripe lush fruit flavours that reflect the nose; lengthy finish, totally drink now style that will also reward if cellar aged through 2022.
90 Points

Clearview Estate Winery 'Coastal' Gewurztraminer 2016 Hawke's Bay
Very aromatic with an intense and forward bouquet of white fleshed fruits, spices and crushed roses, alluring for sure. On the palate - fleshy, juicy and tense with the spice and acidity working to hold my attention, some residual sweetness offsets the alcohol with both adding texture and weight. Quite a long finish with a persistent flavours and a hint of sweet ginger. Great balance. 
88 Points

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