te Pā Reserve Collection St. Leonard's Chardonnay
Shipping New Zealand wide
The 'big brother' of our Champion te Pa Chardonnay. This is a refined, sophisticated expression of single vineyard Marlborough fruit from the St. Leonard's vineyard in the Central Wairau Valley sub-region.
Apple crumble and marzipan notes are supported by primary aromas of lemon, peach and fig with subtle jasmine and citrus blossom florals. Some high-quality oak adds a wisp of smoke and some vanilla, flint, and caramel notes. The palate is beautifully textured, with almond, citrus rind, and spice flavours sprinkled over a core of crème brülée. A subtle oyster shell minerality gives way to a long lingering finish.
|Residual Sugar||> 1 g/l|
|Vineyards||Single vineyard, St. Leonard's, Wairau Valley - Marlborough|
- 96 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
- 95 Points, Candice Chow Wine Reviews
- 94 Points, Excellent, Cameron Douglas (MS)
- 92 Points, James Suckling (US)
- 90 Points, Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (US)