Tony Bish Wines
Tony Bish is New Zealand’s only Chardonnay exclusive producer. Such is his love of this variety and its ability to achieve greatness in Hawke’s Bay, his production is anchored entirely around this noble grape.Tony loves innovation and is at the leading edge of the modern Chardonnay movement that is bringing more and more consumers back to the joys of this wonderful grape.
Only 3500 cases produced, fewer than 65 cases imported.
89/100 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate "No false advertising here. The 2017 Fat & Sassy Chardonnay delivers plenty of heft, along with bold flavors of oak spice, vanilla and movie popcorn. It's unabashedly Old School, which probably makes it hipster these days, or maybe not—what do I know? Full-bodied, loaded with pineapple and peach notes, hints of butter and enough acidity to provide a sense of balance, it's just good, flavorful wine for drinking over the next couple of years."
Only 550 cases produced, fewer than 40 cases imported. This wine will sell out soon. The 2018 vintage will be allocated.
92/100 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate: "In the 2017 Heartwood Chardonnay, Tony Bish has tapped into some seriously good oak, seamlessly matching its refined hints of pencil shavings and toasted hazelnuts with pineapple and white peach fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with layers of silky texture and plenty of length on the finish."
Only 450 cases produced, fewer than 40 cases imported. This wine will sell out soon. The 2018 vintage will be allocated.
91/100 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate: "Produced in NZ-made concrete eggs, the 2017 Golden Egg Chardonnay allows the ripe pineapple and peach flavors of Bish's Mendoza Clone Chardonnay to sing. It's medium to full-bodied, with a slightly creamy mid-palate and a long, fruit-driven finish."
Only 250 cases produced, fewer than 20 cases imported. We are so lucky to be able to offer this truly unique wine. The 2017 vintage will be allocated.
91/100 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate: "Scents of toasted hazelnuts grace the nose of the 2016 Skeetfield Chardonnay, which seems considerably more oak-driven than the 2017 version. That's not a bad thing, when the oak is this good and those rich, toasty notes are backed by plenty of ripe pineapple and white peach flavors. This luscious wine is probably best consumed over the next couple of years."