Soho Carter Chardonnay
Maximus Carter, Rach’s beloved Dalmatian dog
Carter’s Jomara vineyard, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Consistent 5 star accolades & TOP 10 Cuisine
Hand harvested, New oak (37%) Coopers: Alain Fouquet & Francois Freres
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.
Cameron Douglas - MS
Variety and expression show intensity, power, a core of fruit with a fine seam of stony minerality, gentle wood spices and decisive complexity. Warm and generous on the palate with a core of stone and citrus fruit flavours, wood spices and minerality. The oak layers in flavours of cashew nut and baking spices and a lees autolysis adds texture and length. Fine fruit and wood tannins build additional mouthfeel and texture. A youthful, textural, ripe and well made example with salivating acidity, generous weight and intensity with a long delicious finish.
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
This is stunning; the complex bouquet shows apricot, baked fig, grapefruit and vanillin oak characters with a subtle brioche nuance. It's wonderfully weighted and expansive on the palate, delivering terrific fruit purity together with seductive oak infusion, finishing impressively long and delectable.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Bright, pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is vibrant and voluminous, nuances of pineapple, citrus melded with oak seasoning of spice, vanilla and hazelnuts, along with creamy lemon curd. Full-bodied, pineapple aroma merged with stonefruit and lemon zest, prickly spices filled the palate, unveiling toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and creamy lemon curd. The acidity is buoyant and bright, provide a lift to the full and creamy palate. Nutty and spice elements are elegantly presented, integrated with the fruit and acidity. This is a youthful, full-bodied Chardonnay with brilliant acidity and flavour intensity, ready to be enjoyed now with roasted chicken, seafood with creamy sauce, or to be cellared for 5-8 years.