Soho Jonny Chardonnay
John Carter Snr, Danish Patriarch of SOHO
Wairau & Awatere Valleys, Marlborough
This elegant Chardonnay has a richly textured palate with layers of apricot & citrus mingled with roasted white nuts & creamy vanillin oak. The wine carries to a lingering finish of toast & butterscotch
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
The wine is beautifully ripe and lifted on the nose showing golden peach, rockmelon, vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters. The palate is equally appealing, displaying excellent fruit weight and intensity, nicely complemented by creamy mouthfeel and a long silky finish.
Bright, pale golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is elegantly presented with an elegant core of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with subtle creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak notes, along with a layering of lemon-curd MLF. This has freshness and vibrancy. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rich, deep and firm-hearted, but rounded core of yellow stonefruits, citrus fruits, hints of complexing mealiness, allied to creamy and nutty oak with lemon-curd and buttery MLF. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and the wine flows along a light-textured line with balanced acidity providing freshness and cut, leading to a buttery-flavoured finish. This is a fresh, deeply flavoured Chardonnay with stonefruit, citrus fruit, nutty oak and lemon-curd like MLF.