An oaky, buttery, aromatic Chardonnay - made the way they are supposed to be made.
Rated 4 Stars by our Wine Central Selection Panel.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews "Bright, pale gold colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits with subtle tropical fruit notes, entwined with nutty oak, creamy barrel-ferment and nuances of butterscotch MLF. Medium-bodied, soft and light flavours of ripe citrus and tropical fruit form a rounded core that unfolds gently to fill the palate. The wine has creamy textures and butterscotch elements melded with nutty oak. Subtle textures and slippery, lacy acidity provide balance, and the wine flows to rounded finish with stonefruit and oak notes. This is a soft, rounded Chardonnay with light tropical fruit and nutty oak flavours, and a slippery, rounded mouthfeel. Match with poultry, pork and veal over the next 2-3+ years. Clone 15 fruit from Tolaga Bay, barrel-fermented in 50% new oak to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in barrel with 70% MLF."
Cooks Cove is a brand belonging to Longbush Wines of Gisborne, the winegrowing venture of John Thorpe, veteran winemaker for over 25 years. Cooks Cove refers to Yorkshireman, James Cook who arrived on the East Coast in 1769, bringing him to Cook’s Cove in search of fresh water. There is also the tenuous connection that another Yorkshireman, Roy Johnson, is the ‘last man standing’, tending his 4 ha vineyard at Tolaga Bay near to Cook’s Cove, a district which used to boast over 650 ha. Fruit for the label is sourced from that site.
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