Wine Advocate Issue #184 Sep 2009 - Reviewer Neal Martin - The handpicked 2006 Cob Cottage Chardonnay has a well-defined but rather conservative nose with just a hint of French oak. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry, builds beautifully in the mouth towards a crisp nectarine and vanilla tinged finish with superb persistency. This is a great New Zealand Chardonnay that should drink over the next 2-5 years. Auntsfield is one of New Zealand stalwart producers that can trace its roots back the 19th century and they presently farm vineyards in the Wairau Valley. They have an interesting portfolio full of character and occasionally, great quality.