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2013 Field of Fire Chardonnay
Vibrant straw yellow. Mirabelle plum, acacia flower, fennel blossom; allspice, fenugreek and crushed fennel seed. A compelling combination of things sweet and green - garden herbs - and things young and yellow, flowers-goldenrod, dandelion, calendula. So clean and pure so cool in texture, like cold mountain air, that the concentration and extract at the end of the palate come as nearly a shock. Long and intense, but always remaining fresh.
95 Points ~ “This is at the top of its game. Faint cashew and light honey scents with florals, whiff of ferns, slosh of stone fruit. Superb texture, a real feature of this wine, offering a core of flint-flecked minerality painted with a light glossy coat. Long in flavour, bright in chardonnay flavour, gentle limey acidity that finishes the wine in a breathy tang. Pure and full of energy, but with a come hither feel. It’s just so wonderful to drink.” ~ Mike Bennie, tasted February 2016
"Bright golden lemon colour. Quite discrete ripe orange, roasted cashew, almost manuka honey feel. Lovely mature, rich entry, dense and full but with real lemony acidity, definite lemon honey feel. Strong". ~ Steve Smith MW, tasted March 2023