Friday yayday: knock-off time at work. And time to knock the top off a bottle of wine.
Huntaway Reserve Gisborne Chardonnay 2011 – $$ – from the Lion stable of brands. I hope it washes away the ugly memory of that Makaraka ‘pinot noir’ that I, ahem, enjoyed a fortnight ago.
A bit of bottle age here, a deep gold colour in the glass. I smell spicy biscuity warm aromas with white peach. In the mouth; smooth and integrated oak and fruit, more peachy flavours. Creamy malo. If I have any criticism it is that the wine is a bit simple. Also, I think a value wine should be fresher in it’s fruit character, but it probably was, in its youth. 3