2013. Delicious! Decanter broke so we decanted in one of our aunts plastic pitchers from the 1970’s hahaha. — 12 days ago
Happy birthday honey. 🎂🥳🎉🎈Love you endlessly.
Right inline w/ the 2012 vintage. Fruity and light earthiness. I see the critical range of 92-94. It depends on your love of fruit vs earthiness. The fruit loads on the front end and the earth & complexity comes on backend. The thing that holds this back from becoming more is its lack of depth. If you like fruit over deep complexity, you’ll love this 12. 3 hour decant and the truth is it picks up weight in the very end. For this producer vintage, not worth the price of admission. — a month ago
Amazing smooth vino. Melted in my mouth. Oh my! — 25 days ago
It’s aged so well! The fruit has softened and the balance and earth is there. — 13 days ago
Blackberry, plum, cassis, dust, soft long tannins — 11 days ago
This wine rocks. Gripping wine.
Raspberry and some black fruits. Very dense and structured.
Held up well with heavy Italian food
Softening with airtime. Around 3 hour mark - provides some interesting elegance with drying tannins.
A winner for the birthday queen — a month ago
Pop and pour. A wondrous medium gold color. On the nose: Asian pear, oyster shells, lemon, floral, toasted nuts. Taste: great creamy-chalky mouthfeel with lemon, minerals, tart green apple, honey, cider. YUM! Still delicious at 27 years. — 17 days ago
Had in AC with dinner. Phillip Tongi’s second label which is awesome! — 3 days ago
2021 | Chardonnay
Kumeu River; Hunting Hill Vineyard
Auckland; Kumeu, New Zealand
(92-94; Drink 2025-35)
Fantastic, Puligny-esque nose.
24H Update: Flint, faint toasty oak, dried lemon pith, dehydrated white peaches; Salted tangerine, dried lemon, candied pineapple, lime zest. Wow, very good. — a month ago