LV Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $48
Straight off the bat, this is by far the most delicious chardonnay I’ve tasted in aeons! Aromas of creme caramel and freshly cut grapefruit and grilled stonefruit lead to the most elegant and statuesque palate that’s oh so concentrated and saturated with citrus and stonefruit. Winemaker Louis Vavasour has gone next level here with this lusciously toasty, butterscotchy beauty that boasts banging acidity and incredibly juicy textures. It leaps out of the glass with saucy intensity and I can’t even tell you how hard it is to share this wine because…well just because.