Junction Corner Post Central Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $29

Absolutely erupting with mango, scorched peach, grilled grapefruit and roasted almond notes, this smasher of a chardonnay comes from the Takapau Plains and trucks across the palate like a tropical train. It’s nicely balanced, with fresh acidity, mouth filling weight and solid stone fruit saturation on the finish. A great example from winemaker Leith Ashworth and one that will cellar nicely for another 4-5 years (if you have the discipline!)