Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
Top 10 and 4½ Stars Cuisine Magazine
4½ Stars Wine State
4½ Stars Michael Cooper
"A chardonnay for those that enjoy bold aromas of vanillin supported by a warm palate filled with delicious fruit, and butterscotch flavours. This has the potential to be too overt, yet the palate is quite beautiful and delivers in volume and integrity." Cuisine"A classic Chardonnay nose of toasted brioche, gunflint, biscuit, lemon curd and star fruit (Carambola). As a wine, it shows the true potential for Chardonnay in Askerne’s vineyard and along the terroirs of the cool, later-ripening sites of the lower Tukituki Valley. Mouth-filling, textured, precise, and with great length, this wine will give great enjoyment now and will also reward careful cellaring."
Drinking superbly, this is a class act and will be superb drinking over the next 2 to 3 years.