Lime Rock Hill of Good Health Central Hawke’s Bay 2020 $35

As soon as you take the first sniff, you’ll want to lift your glass and wish everyone around you ‘good health’. For Lime Rock, chardonnay hasn’t really been on the radar until recently and tasting this, I’m like “where has Lime Rock chardonnay been all my life?” The shiny, new, Hill of Good Health is scented with roast nectarine, vanilla, honey and cinnamon on buttery toast, grilled citrus and roasted almond. All that stuff rolls through and saturates the palate with juicy, goodness. Silky, plump and plush – and very possibly the best chardonnay to ever come out of Central Hawke’s Bay. It’s a dream to drink.