Tohu Rewa Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2012 $32 ★★★★Tohu Rewa Reserve Blanc de Blanc

A couple of years in the bottle has seen this impressive Marlborough-grown, 100% chardonnay-based bubbles mature very nicely indeed.  Deep straw-yellow colour and showing delicate beading and smooth cashew nut and creamy lemon characters on the nose and palate give this sparkling good complexity and weight.  Gentle acidity and biscuit notes on the finish make this a winner with those early-season whitebait fritters.