Nockies Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016 $36 (5stars)
Butterscotch alert! I love the classic roasty, toasty, buttered crumpet character in this wine. Those flavours merge with grilled grapefruit, pineapple, a whiff of smoked stonefruit and spice. The acidity is fresh and frisky and absolutely forces the flavour to extremes. I love the complexity of this wine and how powerful yet elegant it is.