"Yet again, there's some reductive character – aiming at Coche? Real beginning, middle and end to the fresh, leesy, super-clean fruit. Bone-dry, smoky finish. Invigorating."Drink 2020 - 2024.17 points, Jancis Robinson.
*Prices in bond* Te Mata’s flagship chardonnay. Whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak and aged for a further 11 months in barrel, with only partial malolactic fermentation. Complex, long and lively.
Isabel Estate produce their Chardonnay from the very first vines planted in the north-eastern corner of the estate in 1980. The intensely concentrated grapes result in a wine of elegance, complexity, depth and class.