Nga Waka Martinborough Chardonnay 2015 $30 ★★★½NgaWaka_Chardonnay_(RGB)

It’s been an age since I’ve tasted Roger Parkinson’s chardonnays from his Nga Waka label, so it’s a great thing to get amongst his new releases.  The 2015 estate is a tangy, linear yet altogether luscious wine that’s golden in the glass and offers creamy, spicy, roast peach characters from the get-go.  It’s also got excellent ‘palate cling’ which makes the flavours linger long.  It’s a young wine and another 12 months in bottle will really boost its complexity.