Novum Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $55

If you’re looking for an elegant, finely-tuned, stonefruit-and-spice saturated example then you’ve crossed into the bus lane honey and you’ve been pinged by the cameras. Perfumed with peach, apple, grapefruit and buckets of fresh spices, this wine also unveils youthful acidity line, fine-grained oak tannins and soft, creamy textures. It’s one of those wines that upon-sipping immediately instigate much nodding of heads and clicking of tongues, closing of eyes and humming of hums. Delicious.