Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $37
Just gonna put it out there to say I feel this is the best Marshall Bank chardonnay Pete Robertson and his team have ever produced. Dangerously drinkable, and deliciously defined, it absolutely pops with pineapple, roast peach, rockmelon, yellow plum and toasted almond notes on the nose and palate. Fermented in a blend of new and seasoned, older oak and left for another 8 months to quietly morph into something completely magical, it’s now a total rock star that any chardonnay fan should get amongst. Balanced, bouncy, but generously proportioned in jubilantly juicy fashion, I love it.