The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV $29 ★★★★
Despite being recent converts to the sparkling shiraz, Kiwis are loving it; one sip of this tongue-pumpingly sweet sparkler and you’ll see why. Dark black-currant and cherry flavours merge with a blast of mocha, bitter chocolate and baking spices on the palate, plus there’s a lick of zingy acidity to balance it out. Tip: it’s insanely good with chocolate.