Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021

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Product.Nr. 2017

"One of New Zealand's best Chardonnays every year." - Joelle Thompson, DinksBiz. A Hawke's Bay classic, skillfully created in new and used barriques. One of 12 selected Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay to represent the 2021 vintage. The "King of Chardonnay", Tony Bish, aged the wine in new and used barrique barrels for 11 months.

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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021


Bewertung Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 96/100. Gorgeously complex and enticing, the wine shows nectarine, fig and cedar characters on the nose with nuances of oatmeal and vanilla. It’s equally gratifying on the palate delivering outstanding weight and depth combined with refined mouthfeel and seamlessly integrated acidity, finishing impressively long and expansive. At its best: 2023 to 2034.


Bewertung Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021 Erin Larkin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94/100. The 2021 Heartwood Chardonnay was hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in third-year seasoned French oak barriques. On the toasty nose, we have cinnamon sticks and cedar, curry leaves and brine, loads of orchard fruits and a spray of high-energy acidity. This is all raw power and open-weave approachability. The fruit on the palate is layered with lanolin, beeswax, green apple skins, sage, enoki mushroom, white miso and a sheath of dried kelp. Lots going on. It's a big wine with a big style, obvious and robust. Lots of pleasure here.


Bewertung Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021James Suckling ( 93/100 & Top Wines of New Zealand 2023. A pretty and clean wine with sliced apple, pineapple, and lemon with some flint on the nose. The palate is firm and focused with a flavorful finish. Shows a linearity and depth. Drink or hold.


Bewertung Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2020Cameron Douglas MS: 94/100 & Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay Collection 2021. Fragrant and complex, varietal and new. Aromas of red apple and grapefruit, quince and white peach, fine toasty -sweet wood layers, spice and lees. Silky textures touch the palate first then contrasting acidity and a core of citrus and stone fruit flavours. Weighty and compelling, complex and dry, judicious use of oak and a long finish. A lovely example, youthful and not quite ready. Best drinking from early 2023 through 2029+.


Bewertung Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021Michael Cooper: 5 stars. The impressive 2021 vintage (5*) was hand-picked and fermented and matured in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant, weighty and sweet-fruited, it has concentrated stonefruit flavours, biscuity, savoury notes adding complexity, and excellent vigour, harmony and length. A top release of this label, it's priced right and well worth cellaring to 2024+. 


Tasting Note:

The aroma is pure and intense with peach, sweet citrus notes, nutty complexity and lifted vanilla. Complex and enticing. These aromas flow onto the palate which is weighty, rich and pure with defined varietal expression, barrel ferment complexity, and a sustained citrus finish. The French oak and fruit are beautifully balanced.

Aromas and flavours:

 Aroma Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021: Zitrone Aroma Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021: Nektarine Aroma Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021: PfirsichAroma Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021: Bisquit


Additional information

Type: White wine

Varietal: Chardonnay

Alcohol: 14% vol

Wine style: dry

Winemaking: Hand-picked Hawke's Bay Mendoza Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed, with just the free run juice sent to ferment in new and seasoned French oak barriques from Taransaud. No additions were made to the juice prior to ferment. The wine was aged in barrel for 11 months prior to minimal handling for bottling preparation.

Taransaud barrels: Tony Bish Wines uses 100% Taransaud barrels. The oak trees chosen for Taransaud barrels possess an unrivaled character and depth. Their slow growth and tight grain structure infuse our wine with incomparable flavors and captivating aromas. From delicate hints of vanilla and spice to the luscious notes of caramel and clove, the magic of these barrels elevates the Heartwood Chardonnay to extraordinary heights. So, when you sip the Heartwood Chardonnay, you taste the marriage of two terroirs—the unique vineyard expressions intertwined with the sublime influence of Taransaud French oak barrels. It's a harmonious dance of nature's bounty and the craftsmanship of centuries, resulting in a wine that tells a tale of passion, tradition, and exceptional quality.

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: Contains sulfites.

Total acidity: 5.6 g/l

Cellaring potential: 2028+

Closure: Screwcap

Produced and bottled by: Bish Wines Ltd., 3 Ossian Street, Ahuiri, 4110 Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Imported and distributed by: vinabonus GmbH, Simmedenweg 40, 34134 Kassel, Deutschland

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