Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2017 $39.99

Wow and what-the-blazes and woah Nelly!  This chardonnay is all about a-hollerin’ and a-hootin’ to the world how exceptionally fantastic the Gimblett Gravels is at turning out clean yet character-packed chardonnay that handles oak like a brain surgeon, light-fingered yet powerfully in tune with what they’re working with.  With exotic aromas and flavours of toasted almonds, tangelos, grilled peaches, it’s a beautifully balanced, elongated and elegant, intensely concentrated example that oozes butterscotch and bruleé bodaciousness while still being nimble on the toes.