2016 On Giants Shoulders Chardonnay
Our pick of the On Giants' Shoulders wines, a very traditional barrel fermented Chardonnay with elegance and finesse. It hits all of the marks but is never overpowering or too oaky. It has a hint of stonefruit but with more dominant creamy citrus fruit (think lemon curd) with creamy rich texture, pierced by fine acid. This wine is going to be a keeper and while it is very drinkable now it will cellar well for 5+ years. To prove my point it has just received 5 Stars from Wellington-based wine writer Raymond Chan.