2022 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay

96 Points Sam Kim
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A totally unique Kiwi Chardonnay. Top fruit from Te Awanga is fermented in a fascinating new device, an egg-shaped concrete vat. This shape helps to create a plump, rounded Chardonnay by encouraging contact with yeast lees. If that's too technical, it's a gorgeously rich, aromatic and distinctive Chardy with hardly even a hint of oak, but oh so delicious. Try this!
$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Tony Bish is a legend of New Zealand winemaking who spent decades making such iconic wines as Sacred Hill's Rifleman's Chardonnay. Now he is channeling his Chardonnay expertise into his own labels, which he produces in a stylish urban winery he has set up in Napier. Much of his wine is aimed at delivering classy examples of the the rich and creamy, 'old school' style of Chardonnay. But Tony's incredible touch and experience ensures that each wine is balanced and refined — even with all their big, bold appeal. Meanwhile, Tony's ongoing experimentation in style and technique is producing results such as his deliciously un-oaked "Golden Egg" Chardonnay, and his super premium "Zen" Chardonnay, which is made in an incredible egg-shaped oak vessel.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Exquisitely elegant and refined, the wine shows lemon pith, oatmeal, white floral and wet limestone nuances on the nose, followed by a brilliantly focused palate offering seamless flow and linear mouthfeel. Poised, impeccably balanced and structured with a sustained sophisticated finish. At its best: now to 2034. $45.00. www.tonybishwines.co.nz. June 2023." Drink 2023 - 2034

93/100 The Real Review, Bob Campbell

"Stylish chardonnay with grapefruit, savoury/nutty flavours and restrained fruit characters and an appealingly silken, glycerol-laced texture. Attractive wine from a challenging vintage. 12 JUN 2023." Drink 2023 - 2029

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)

"Intriguing and complex, fine lees and pure fruit aromas lead to flavours of the same on the palate. A core of grapefruit and peach, lees and gun-flinty mineral laden soil flavours. Fine fruit tannins and delicate mealy seamless mouthfeel. A fantastic expression that doesn’t need oak to show its purity and innocence."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2023 - 2034

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