Black Collection

2015 Awards

2015 Reviews

Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, pale on the rim. The nose is full and broad with aromas of ripe white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously layered with nutty and minerally lees elements, unveiling subtle notes of oak toast, citrussy, mealy and flinty detail. The nose grows in depth and weight with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is taut and tightly bound with a deep and rounded core of savoury yellow stonefruit flavours layered by complexing nutty lees. Integrated, lacy acidity provides underlying energy and there is some alcoholic power providing drive. Nutty and toasty oak interest unfolds as the wine carries to a concentrated and sustained finish of substance. This Chardonnay features a firmly concentrated core of yellow stonefruits and a complex layering of nutty lees and oak detail.

18.5/20 points
RAYMOND CHAN

Wonderfully composed and beautifully expressed, this delectable chardonnay is filled with ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, vanilla and toasted almond characters with a touch of brioche complexity. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and creamy texture, brilliantly structured by refreshing acidity. The wine is generous and flavoursome, promises to develop magnificently.

94 points
SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT

Carter Chardonnay 2016

Variety

Chardonnay (hand harvested)

Region

Soho’s Jomara Vineyard, Onetangi - Single Vineyard

Winemaker

James Rowan

Bottling date

December 2016

Technical analysis

OAK: 100% barrel fermented in new (20%) & older French barriques (Alain Fouquet; Francois Frères) ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Winemaker's notes

Notes of spiced apple, savoury grilled lime & the scent of lightly roasted hazelnut. The palate frisks with taut salinity, flaxen texture & white pepper spiced creamed cashews. Of detailed line & sustained finish.