2019 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay
The 2019 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay is lights-out electric. It has really good weight with pristine fruit - notes of nectarine, lemon, green apple, melon and grapefruit with more nuanced, elegant notes of flinty minerality, toasted almonds and even hints of baking spice. It’s gorgeously made with crackling natural acidity that structures it thanks to the cool climate of North Canterbury.
"This is a classy Chard from the cool climes of North Canterbury. It's a rich, concentrated wine but one with depth and elegance. It takes its time opening, gradually revealing melon and grapefruit, backed by subtle toasty oak spice and wet stone mineral nuances. As it warms the fruit really sits in the driver's seat. The palate is highly textural and buoyed by crystalline acidity." 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast