Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $32
In dish Magazine Issue 102 Paired with Dukkah crusted salmon skewers
Salmon of any description always suits chardonnay, but when it gets deliciously dukkah-ry, then the Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 ($32) should absolutely be your first port of call. It’s rolling in soft ripe peachy plushness, elegant, creamy textures, and a stylish, nutty finish – so basically it’s perfect. I love the vanilla and cashew character, its underlying stylishness and sophistication, its beautiful balance and poise. It’s an absolute classic.
But if you’re looking for an old-school cooked peachy, planky, buttery bomb, then shuffle along, because this ain’t for you.