Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022


This guy eats, breaths and dreams Chardonnay. Good thing too, considering the reward this wood labeled Chardonnay presents. 

So many people in the know love this including us.

"The aroma is pure and intense with peach, sweet citrus notes, nutty complexity and lifted vanilla. Complex and enticing. These aromas flow onto the palate which is weighty, rich and pure with defined varietal expression, barrel ferment complexity, and a sustained citrus finish. The French oak and fruit are beautifully balanced." Winery notes

"Complex and enticing bouquet of fresh stone fruits and ripe citrus, there’s a layer of spice and cashew nut oak adding complexity and depth. As the wine opens out in glass aromas of crumbled stone and burnt butter, extended lees contact and some wild white floral and mineral combinations begin to emerge. Youthful, expressive textures, a moment of reduction with a flinty note, fruit and oak flavours mirror the bouquet framed by a structure of youth and power, concentration and style. A dry lengthy finish, taut and new, flavourful and classic Tony Bish style. Well made with best drinking from late 2024 through 2029+." Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, October 2023  

"The delicious 2022 vintage was hand-picked and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (partly new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, fleshy and savoury, with rich, ripe stonefruit flavours, well-integrated oak adding complexity, and a finely textured, lingering finish. A refined, strongly varietal wine, it should be at its best 2025+." 5 Stars Michael Cooper, November 2023 (2022 Vintage)