Church Road Tom Chardonnay 2021
The 2021 TOM Chardonnay is a complex wine of great density. Aromas of fragrant citrus and riper stone fruit notes are overlaid with complexities of roasted hazelnut, warm pastry, with a wisp of struck flint smokiness. The palate is full bodied, yet finely structured, carried by a seam of fresh acidity and a slate like mineral edge that combine to give a sense of reigned in power delivered with focus and drive. With careful cellaring we expect this wine to continue to mature gracefully for 6 years of more from vintage date. With age, the wine will develop more complex, savoury nuttiness and will gain breadth and richness on the palate.
"Dedicated to Tom McDonald, Patriarch of Church Road and pioneer of Hawke's Bay's quality focused winemaking renascence. TOM is only made in the exceptional vintages. Simply put, these are our best wines. No effort is spared. They represent the culmination of the collective experience and understanding of our team past and present, applied to some of the best parcels of winegrowing land in Hawke's Bay."
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker