Tiki Koro Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $34.99

Crafted by Evan Ward, this is the signature chardonnay by the team at Tiki Wines is fermented in 55% new French oak barrels before going through a full malolactic ferment to increase the creamy, nutty complexity and then a ten-month maturation period injects more toasty, smoky textures in a wine that really satisfies.  Made from 100% Mendoza-clone fruit and only made when the fruit is absolutely spectacular, it’s a deliciously complex chardonnay that has a smooth, tropically creamy character and buckets of personality.  Yum!