Matahiwi Holly Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $22 (normally $31.99)

As soon as the cap comes off the bottle and you begin to pour this into your glass, you’re hit with a cloud of concentrated stonefruit cuddled in buttered crumpets and toasted almonds.  It’s a lovely wine with fresh, buoyant acidity, creamy, nougat-like complexity, a solid oak-driven backbone and buckets of personality.  The fruit, the oak, the acidity, the alcohol are all merging nicely and it’s dangerously drinkable.