100% Chenin Blanc
90 points Wine Enthusiast
One of New Zealand’s pioneering biodynamic estates, Millton’s Chenin Blanc is perennially among the country’s best. The 2013 is a bit oily in texture and quite rich, with just a bit of residual sugar (7 g/L). Apricot and honey aromas and flavors linger extravagantly on the finish.
Hint of creamy barrel fermentation on the nose and already complex and layered - herbs, quince, spice. Smells rich and inviting, Great texture - dense but fine. I'm surprised how soft the acidity seems but maybe that is just the counterbalancing effect of the richness and texture. On the palate it has a slight waxiness of classic Chenin, apples and quince and a delicious slightly sour freshness on the finish. 17/20 points. Drink 2014-2019.
Medium-bodied, with tangy peach and melon flavors and a whiff of lanolin, this white delivers fresh green herb and chamomile aromatics, and sturdy acidity on the finish.