Babich Wines Family Reserve Chardonnay Hawkes Bay 2014
The Babich family will be celebrating 100 years of winemaking in New Zealand in 2016. Also, the patriarch, Joe Babich, became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for his services to the New Zealand wine industry. They have much to be very happy about at the mo.
This is an un-oaked Chardonnay. I expected Chablis-esque characters, thusly…
And so it was. Citrus and melons on the nose. Fresh peach and nectarine flavours. And a toffee finish (I have been looking for the description for the type of ‘bitter’ flavours I see jumping off the high diving board at the end). Good length. Happily quaffed.
Thanks R for leaving this bottle behind!