The 2011 Mate's Vineyard appears to have more focus and drive than the Hunting Hill, but fewer curves. Toasted nuts garnish pineapple and tangerine fruit, while the finish is long, tight and richly textured. This should be long-lived by New Zealand Chardonnay standards; drink now–2022.
Wilson Daniels Ltd
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