Build me up buttercup Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. It could really be from anyway though. Lots of winemaking input, generic fruit profile. And exactly the sort of expression that many consumers wished was back in vogue.
Loads of biscuity oak, toasted nuts and peachy fruit. Buttery on the tongue with woodspice through the finish. Has a pretty good line of acid but the flavour is all through the belly. It peters out quickly. The fact that I find it simple and uninteresting shouldn’t put others off. And if you like the style you’ll no doubt score it higher. 87
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Tasted: May 2014