Bright yellow in colour with gold tints. Lively grapefruit aromas on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with crisp acidity and fresh citrus flavours. The finish is long, combining notes of lemon zest and apple with vanilla, as well as stony, mineral complexity.
** Supplies of the 2014 are very limited, not just with us but with/at the UK main importer. We can also supply the same 2014 wine as a standard bottle, see relevant product page. The 2015 is also fully available as both standard bottle and magnum, and is excellent. **
Pale straw yellow, with greenish reflections when young; golden with ageing. Fresh, floral aromas with elderflower, lemon and cherry. The palate is dry, well balanced and elegant, with tremendous length and finesse.
The 2010 M3 is fresh, elegant and fine. The nose has a lovely smokey burgundian character, with the oak tucked very firmly into the background. On the palate, the minerally fruit is poised, racey and long, with lovely acidity and complexity.
Grapefruit, fig and fruit characters are evident, typical of theGimblett Gravels vineyards. Mealy, biscuity barrel ferment andintegrated oak characters add complexity. This is a powerful wine, but also shows elegance and balance along with refreshing acidity.
Typical fruit characters from Hawkes Bay Chardonnay such as grapefruit and melon are supplemented by biscuity characters with a light butteriness. The wine is rich and round, with soft acidity and attractive sweet fruit.