Cooper's Creek Lime Works Chardonnay 2020


 "This chardonnay was crafted from the excellent 2020 Hawkes Bay harvest. After a dry warm growing season we harvested the perfectly ripened fruit off our Limeworks Vineyard. Post pressing and settling the juice was run off to barrel (20% new American) for fermentation and MLF. The wine was left on lees for 9 months barrel maturation and lees contact. Barrel were emptied in January 2021, and the wine was fined, filtered, and bottled in early November 2021. Winery notes

A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and subtle oak. This is a big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture and length."

"Gorgeously ripe and complex, showing golden peach, vanillin oak, brioche and butterscotch characters on the nose, followed by a generously expressed palate offering excellent weight and expansive mouthfeel. It's creamy and delicious with a lingering satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2025" 5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, January 2022