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Babich Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $14.95
With aromas of marshmallow, nougat, nectarine and a squeak of butterscotch, this is a rather tasty, tropically-inclined chardonnay that’s edged with grapefruit on the finish. Balanced, tangy, toasty and fresh, it’s a good, all-purpose, crowd-pleaser.
Sip with: Hot roasted salmon.

Mud House Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $18.99
Sourced from Marlborough’s Omaka sub-region, this chardonnay has creamy cashew and roast peach characters, layers of citrus and spicy, caramelized oak and buttered crumpet notes. There’s a hint of textural ‘chew’ to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the finish as well.
Sip with: gurnard and macadamia nut burned butter.

Easthope Family Winegrowers Skeetfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015 $39
Sourced from Denis and Sally Gunn’s legendary vineyard, Rod Easthope has crafted a beautifully complex, whole-bunch-pressed (yes it makes a difference) chardonnay, fermented with wild yeasts in French oak, and it’s scented with a twang of smoke.
Sip with: crayfish burgers.

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