Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay 2019 $44

Who needs the Commonwealth Games when you’ve already got a glass full of gold right here? An absolute Southern icon chardonnay, this wine roars with smoked apricot and juicy nectarine niceness while the palate is generously layered with stonefruit and grapefruit intensity. It’s beautifully balanced, and boasts slightly charred oak and waves of gumtingling textures that last and last. It’s outstanding. Simple as that. Crafted from 35 year old, ungrafted vines planted in the deep, gravelly, lime-laden soils of North Canterbury, this chardonnay is all kinds of old-school, roasty, toasty, caramelised, creamy, nutty excellence.

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