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.
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues at the heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is subtly presented with gently voluminous and harmoniously integrated aromas of citrus fruits and yellow stonefruits, along with an amalgam of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, toasty oak, unfolding a fine thread of minerally freshness and cut. Medium-bodied, the palate is rich and lush with a gently packed heart of citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits harmoniously entwined with creamy and nutty oak notes. The palate possesses elegant presence and weight and refined, mouthfilling flavours, and fresh acidity enlivens the wine as it flows along a fine-textured line, leading to a long, stylishly restrained finish. This is an elegant, harmoniously layered, complex Chardonnay with gentle mouthfilling flavours of stonefruits, citrus fruits and creamy, nutty oak.
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
Magnificently complex and stylish, this gorgeous chardonnay shows ripe stone fruit, lemon peel, oatmeal and almond characters on the nose with a touch of savoury nuance. The palate is concentrated, displaying excellent depth and intensity, wonderfully complemented by creamy mouthfeel and a well-structured finish. Splendidly harmonious and seductive, offering terrific drinking.