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Matariki Chardonnay Hawke's Bay 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Some fairly pronounced wood on the nose with sandy soil tones, dried fruit and a little waxy note. This is nicely rich on entry but lacks a bit of mid-palate depth. There are plenty of toasty wood notes here along with rich, slightly dried apple fruit and almond on the back end. This develops nice complexity and with good power through the finish, marked by a bit of sweet spicy nutmeg. 88pts

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Matariki Wines Ltd:
Our Wine Handcrafted wines from a tapestry of soils grown in harmony with nature. Matariki Wines aims for a particular "house style", a character in all our wines which comes through not just as a result of the Gimblett Gravels terroir, but also thanks to our winemaking philosophy. The watchwords are - elegance, balance and harmony. Matariki Wines are the outcome of this philosophy, built up... Read more
Our Wine Handcrafted wines from a tapestry of soils grown in harmony with nature. Matariki Wines aims for a particular "house style", a character in all our wines which comes through not just as a result of the Gimblett Gravels terroir, but also thanks to our winemaking philosophy. The watchwords are - elegance, balance and harmony. Matariki Wines are the outcome of this philosophy, built up from rigorous selection processes and blending trials to present the flavour ripeness of wines typical of the region, in a classically elegant and harmonious style. Matariki Wines and Aspire Wines Aspire Wines and Matariki Wines are sister brands, each made at our premium Gimblett Gravels based winery in Hawkes Bay. The two brands support each other yet they are quite different. Matariki Wines are Estate based and Terroir driven and are characteristically elegant and restrained. Aspire Wines are more forward and fruit driven, extrovert and relaxed, yet with a sense of smart, casual style. Each brand complements the other by offering wines to suit just about all occasions, and people. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Matariki Chardonnay Hawke's Bay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,643
3.50 5
02/28/2012

Some fairly pronounced wood on the nose with sandy soil tones, dried fruit and a little waxy note. This is nicely rich on entry but lacks a bit of mid-palate depth. There are plenty of toasty wood notes here along with rich, slightly dried apple fruit and almond on the back end. This develops nice complexity and with good power through the finish, marked by a bit of sweet spicy nutmeg. 88pts



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