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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
5 stars
18.5 out of 20 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

review

Bright, pale yellow with a faintly lime hue, even colour throughout. The nose is coy, softly penetrating nuances of lemon balm, grapefruit, stonefruit, smoky gunflint and a light note of cream, underlying mouthwatering minerals. Medium-bodied, the palate is lean and elegantly presented, aromas of lemon, grapefruit and zest are interwoven with lemon biscuit, flintiness and cream. Flavours are well in proportion, on a fine-textured chalky mineral line, refine and elegant. Acidity is soft and lacy, integrated and tightly bound with primary fruit and exquisite oak element, supported by underlying alcohol power, lingers to a sustained finish. This is an elegantly supple Chardonnay with integrated aromas of citrus fruit, lemon biscuit and flinty notes, on a fine-textured mineral drive.

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.