BAY OF ISLANDS | MADRE
Deeply expressive of place, the 2020 Madre Chardonnay offers a complex aroma of citrus, stonefruit and spice characteristics. The palate has excellent depth and intensity, with mineral notes and a powerful, lingering finish.
96/100 Andrea Pritzker, Master of Wine
Restrained bouquet with a hint of gun-flint reduction. Opens lively and bright with an elegant backbone of fine acidity. Notes of white peach to start then slowly unfolds to reveal lovely layers with time in the glass. Finishes long. Beautifully balanced
5 stars Michael Cooper
Highly fragrant, weighty and rich, with deep stonefruit flavours, mealy and toasty notes add complexity and a well-rounded, harmonious finish. Still youthful, it should be at it’s best 2024+.
95/100 Cameron Douglas
A wonderful complexity and drive in the bouquet with scents of fresh citrus and white peach, there’s a noticeable gun-flint quality too then aromas of new French oak, spice and clay earth. On the palate a dry wine with texture and complexity, flavours of white peach and lemon, grapefruit and layers of fruit and wood spices. Acidity and oak layer in texture and structure enhanced by a natural saline quality. Very lengthy finish with persistent textures and flavours. A wine that is enjoyable and drinkable today with optimal drinking from mid to late 2024 through 2029.
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