Only a few hundred cases are made and it sells out each year, this much anticipated release has now happened!
2021 was an outstanding vintage and Mary, our chardonnay winemaker had this to say about what was special about the wine:
‘2021 was such a spectacular vintage. It was a low-yielding vintage, but very high quality. I can speak for the entire team at Wairau when I say we just wished there was more of it. The fruit looked absolutely beautiful, and the wine tasted amazing throughout the entire winemaking process – when it was juice pressed straight out of the basket press and right through fermentation. The 2021 Reserve Chardonnay is packed with flavour and the aromas jump out of the glass. Comparing it to the 2020 Reserve Chardonnay, the 2020 was a powerful wine that stopped you in your tracks, while the 2021 has the same fruit concentration but it’s more elegant and refined. It’s a true reflection of its vintage; it just leaves you wanting more of it.’
Sam Kim from Wine Orbit agreed, he gave the wine 5 stars and 94 points
Wonderfully complex and engaging, the wine shows golden peach, nougat, brioche and cedar characters on the nose, followed by a superbly weighted palate offering excellent richness as well as refinement and sophistication. Impressively long on the finish with loads of enticing flavours. At its best now to 2028.