Anthony Joseph Vidal 1888 Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014 $120 (5 stars)

The rumours were out that winemaker Hugh Crichton was planning to release something epic in the Vidal chardonnay stakes, and lordy, they were right.  From the most glorious chardonnay vintage Hawke’s Bay has seen in a stretch, comes a formidably gorgeous wine scented with popcorn, gunflint and grilled grapefruit and offering gracefully ripe, roasted stonefruit, […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat Nov 4 2017

Almost on the daily I’m asked about whether I think chardonnay is making a comeback.  To which I usually snort, roll my eyes and spit “Comeback?  Comeback?  It never went away!”  However that’s because I’m irrationally defensive about chardonnay, I love it so much. The versions of chardonnay that are on trend at any given […]

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