Carter Chardonnay 2022


Exquisitely composed, a stunning concentration of nectarine flesh, creamy panna cotta & roasted hazelnuts. Subtle toasty oak & fresh mineral nuances lead to a superbly long & linear finish. Tall in stature & majestic… a worthy treat for the truly devoted.

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Maximus Carter
Rach’s beloved Dalmatian dog


Consistent 5 star accolades & TOP 10 Cuisine


Hand harvested
New oak (37%)
Coopers: Alain Fouquet & François Frères

Max Carter Dalmation
Carter chardonnay
5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit


A magnificent rendition, the enticing bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, melon, vanillin oak and oatmeal characters, leading to a concentrated palate that's succulent and seamlessly flowing. Richly textured with beautifully pitched acidity, finishing impressively long and sophisticated.

5 stars
93 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews


Bright, even, pale straw yellow. The nose is softly full, with aromas of citrus, stonefruit, delicate spice, vanilla and a suggestion of melon. Medium-full bodied, aromas of lemon and grapefruit melded with peach and honeydew melon, zest, vanilla and a touch of white spice. A zest acid line flows elegantly with vibrancy along a lightly creamy mouthfeel; delicate spice adorns and lends a toasty closing with salinity. This Waiheke Chardonnay is posied with a citrus core, balanced toasty spice elements and a smooth-flowing line. Match with roasted chicken and prawns over the next 5 years. Fruit from the Carter vineyard, fermented to 13% alc.

94 points

Cam Douglas - MS


Very enticing bouquet with ripe pure fruited scents of peach and white fleshed orchard fruits, citrus and a mix of fruit and barrel spices. Equally enticing on the palate, a taut squeeze as the wine touches the palate, flavours of citrus then peach then fine tannins and acidity to carry flavours and a crisping texture of its own. Well made, quite youthful with some cellar time recommended. best drinking from 2024 through 2029.