2019 Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
"It has been a waiting game to see how Te Awa would emerge from the Villa Maria Estates chrysalis since it was purchased late in 2012. I’ve made discreet enquiries with the Villa Maria folk and Ant Mackenzie about the progress and re-emergence of this fine Hawke’s Bay brand, and the feelings have been positive all round. No doubt there has been considerable soul-searching to ensure that the individuality of ‘Te Awa’ and its associated brands of ‘Left Field’ and ‘Kidnapper Cliffs’ would be maintained, especially in the light of the Villa Maria Estates group already having Hawke’s Bay presences in the form of Vidal Estate, Esk Valley and wines under Thornbury and Villa Maria itself." Raymond Chan
What The Critics Say
Trophy at the New Zealand International Wine Show, 2020
"Light lemon gold with roasted hazelnut, hints of malt and creamy grilled peach aromas and some very appealing mealy flavours underpinning peach and melon fruit with savoury nutty oak and spice."
Trophy and 5 Stars, Cuisine Magazine (2017 vintage)
"A familiar style from this label with the expected weight and richness supported by roasted stone fruits and rich baking spices. The fruit and the oak slot neatly into place, giving the wine a defined structure and polish. The wine will benefit from further ageing to develop more complexity and its full potential."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
"Weighty and moderately complex chardonnay with a salty, struck flint, grapefruit, bran biscuit and nutty oak flavours. Taut and slightly edgy wine with energy and depth. 09 MAY 2019."
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