The backbone of this blend is Chenin blanc from a 46 year old unirrigated vineyard called ‘Riverside’. This is complemented by Chenin from two younger vineyards and smaller proportions of Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Viognier
A polished light yellow gold colour, this wine has a bouquet driven by vanilla and butterscotch with undertones of peach and cut grass. Upfront fruit flavours of peach and apricot are complimented by hints of spice and green pepper as well as a touch of oak. The palate has a crunchy apple acidity which holds the wine together into a long succulent dry finish. Drink 2018-2027.
Made by one of Marlborough's most respected winemakers - Kevin Judd - this is a...