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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.

Max Carter Dalmation
5 stars
18.5/20 points

Raymond Chan

review

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.

5 stars
94 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

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.