CARTER FAMILY JOMARA VINEYARD, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

WINEMAKER / James Rowan

Carter Chardonnay 2022

$60.00

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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Inspiration

Maximus Carter
Rach’s beloved Dalmatian dog

Pedigree

Consistent 5 star accolades & TOP 10 Cuisine

Spec

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

Max Carter Dalmation
Carter chardonnay
5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Stylish and refined, the wine shows white flesh stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon peel, vanilla and hazelnut nuances, leading to a concentrated palate delivering outstanding depth and persistency. Complex and seductively charming, finishing superbly long and engaging. At its best: 2024 to 2032.

5 stars
93 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

review

Bright, even, pale yellow. This has a sweet bouquet, enveloping stonefruit, guava, blossom, nut and creamy elements. Medium-full bodied, aromas of nectarine, pear and a suggestion of guava intertwined with grapefruit zest, roasted hazelnut, spice and custard. The mouthfeel is creamy, fleshy and smooth- flowing, carrying spice and nutty elements to a poised and lingering finish. This elegant Chardonnay is enticing with curves and a smooth mouthfeel with acid tension drives with sweet fruit and nutty details. Match with chicken cashew and white fish beurre blanc over the next 5 years.

EXCELLENT
94 points

Cam Douglas - MS

review

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.