Unfined and unfiltered—best to settle for a day or two and decant, although my bottle was sediment-free. Rich and quite weighty wine with peach, roasted nut, toast, honey and subtle spicy oak with a backbone of mouth-watering acidity. A classy chardonnay.

95 points | Bob Campbell, TheRealReview.com

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Black Estate and farmed organically (certified) and currently converting to Biodynamics. The fruit is hand-picked and fermented using vineyard derived yeast, specific to each site and season. Once fermentation is complete, the wines settle naturally in seasoned or neutral oak, tank or clay amphora. No other fining or filtration processes are used and no additions are made except minimal sulphur prior to bottling.


Aromas of grapefruit, hazelnut, orange blossom nectarine and sea spray. Rich, pure and integrated with a dense core of concentrated fruit. The flavours taper to a salty, mineral and long finish.  Drink now until 2030.

This is an unfiltered wine with small amounts of sediment. Please allow the bottle to stand and settle before pouring. Decanting will allow maximum expression of aroma and purity of fruit to emerge.


Grape Variety Chardonnay
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Black Estate