Maison Noire Chenin Blanc Hawke's Bay 2020
5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin
5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
"Crafted from fruit grown in a tiny coast-facing vineyard amongst the hills along the Waimarama Road, this chenin blanc has clean, creamy, almond and apple aromatics and a super-nice nougat and citrus custard character in the mid palate which I really really love. But the best thing about this wine is how luscious and textural it is. Delicately fine astringency, quartz mineral characters and a generously structured finish. Only 135 cases were produced, so buy now or forever kick yourself. I absolutely adore this wine!" Yvonne Lorkin
This is one of the Best New Zealand Chenin Blanc’s we have tried. Definitively in recent times. We believe it is a clear step up from the 5 Star 2019. If you like the Marc Bredif Vouvray you’ll love this one.