2019 Te Awanga The Loom Reserve Chardonnay

2019 The Loom has all the delicious stonefruit richness of Hawkes Bay grown Mendoza clone Chardonnay... with beautifully integrated toast and vanilla spice French oak. Ethereal throughout... it is entirely seductive.

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Lunn Ave Superstore High
Constellation Drive Superstore High

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Further Information

Brand Te Awanga
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand

Description

Rod McDonald is masterful at his craft... previously “NZ Winemaker of the Year”. Te Awanga is his Hawkes Bay Estate and “The Loom” ... his flagship Chardonnay. A perennial favourite of my wife Virginia... she does have good taste. I was not on the tasting panel the day this 2019 release was reviewed. So, when I grabbed a bottle off the shelf at our Lunn Ave store to take home to Virginia... two things piqued my interest. Firstly, I had been very impressed with previous vintages... secondly, this release was from the superb 2019 vintage. Te Awanga vineyard is situated on the coast and like its neighbour Clearview... enjoys the warm Hawkes Bay summer ripening days with cooling nighttime sea breezes locking in higher natural acidity. Loom is local slang for the best wave of the day – an apt choice of names... as Loom is crafted to be the “best Chardonnay” of the estate. 100% old vine Mendoza clone Chardonnay was fermented and aged in 100% French Oak (40% new) ... the result is a rich, concentrated, powerful Chardonnay with ethereal mouthfeel and very impressive length. It will drink magnificently through 2025-2028... but is incredibly delicious already.

Smells

Yellow-fleshed nectarine, white peach, sweet vanilla, nougat, nuts, and subtle spicy oak.

Tastes

Powerful, rich, and complex with very impressive concentration of nectarine and peach with subtle grapefruit and lemon. An enticing array of toast, nut and smoky complexities permeate the mid to back palate. Ethereal throughout... its power is beautifully freshened by fine natural acids. Excellent with roast chicken and pork dishes. However much you buy, you won’t be able to keep it hidden away for very long.

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