Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018
Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
5 Stars Wine State
5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
4 1/2 Stars Cuisine 2019
Silver Royal Easter Show 2020
Silver Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2019
Silver New Zealand Wine of the Year 2019
92 Points Cameron Douglas
“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.”
On release this wine received a huge number of 4 1/2 Star Reviews, including its first appearance in Wine State, then all the 5 Star reviews started to come in. When you taste it you’ll see why. This is truly Exceptional Chardonnay made by a master winemaker.
It is definitely in the Best Five we have tasted in 2020 and getting better by the day.