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.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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.
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.
Cameron Douglas - MS
A great bouquet of Chardonnay with toasty roasty yellow fruits, cashew and brazil nut oak, warm stony soil notes and a youthful personality. Youthful and expressive on the palate with plenty of weight, acidity and oak bite with some tannins to match. Lovely drinking now and food friendly.