The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90
There are two versions of Alchemy. One’s the medieval practice of faffing with converting base metals into gold and the other is fiddling with finding a universal elixir. The Mahi ‘Alchemy’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($39.90), sourced from a small parcel in their ‘Badlands’ vineyard, has neither faff or fiddle. It has grilled grapefruit, ripe peach, baked apple, roasted almonds and it’s crammed full of buttered crumpet characters. It’s all kinds of wild fermented fabulousness.