The shining and golden hall in Norse mythology where the souls of fallen Viking warriors chosen by Odin feasted with the gods, the name Valhalla is conferred upon our finest barrels of chardonnay selected by our winemaker each year.
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Flagship Chardonnay from a top Waiheke vintage. Plenty of power and masses of flavour all supported by tangy acidity. The wine has surprising and appealing minerality plus gobs of ripe tree fruit and savoury yeast lees and spicy oak flavours. Rating 93 - Bob Campbell MW, www.bobswinereviews.com
The 2010 Valhalla Chardonnay has moderate toasty/cedary, apricot and melon notes over roasted almond and peach kernel. Full bodied, rich and satiny with great concentration, it has a nice acid line that continues through the long finish. Drink it now through 2015+. Rating 90+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (OCT/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2010 Valhalla Chardonnay has layers of tropical fruits, stone fruit, and hazelnut, mineral and complex toast/smoke characters.
The palate is all about elegance and discreet power with silken texture and vibrant acidity framing a clean fresh uncluttered palate. The wine finishes with its hallmark grapefruit bitterness.