From the Cellar: Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc Gisborne 2007 – $$$
From the foremost of the few producers of this varietal in New Zealand. I can’t say enough good things about Millton. One of the first wines I collected for the Pool Room.
Brilliant gold colour. 12% alc. A biodynamic wine.
Richly aromatic. Satisfyingly complex secondary and tertiary aromas have developed over the past 10 years under my roof – oranges and golden mangoes and honey, bready and unctuous, cardboard, a citrus tang. Lovely.
Sweet and lively to drink. Juicy and mouthwatering. Bright acid throughout, with golden fruit, mango and orange flavours which end on a slightly bitter biscuit finish, long and hot.
There is such youthful vigour here. There are years ahead for this wine. Wish I had more!
One of my Wines of the Year!
Outstanding 96 points