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Soho Carter Chardonnay

Carter Chardonnay

Inspiration

Maximus Carter, Rach’s beloved Dalmatian dog

Winemaker

James Rowan

Region

Carter’s Jomara vineyard, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

Pedigree

Consistent 5 star accolades & TOP 10 Cuisine

Spec

Hand harvested, New oak (37%) Coopers: Alain Fouquet & Francois Freres

Tasting Note

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.

Max Carter Dalmation
95 points

Cameron Douglas - MS

review

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.

5 stars
95 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

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.

5 stars
94 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

review

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.