The Landing Boathouse Bay of Islands Chardonnay 2020 $29

If you thought the Bay of Islands was simply a breeding ground for big snapper and crazy kingi’s, then you’ll be overjoyed to know that it’s fast becoming the cradle of some of the nation’s most sensational chardonnay too. With its beautifully balanced nectarine, grapefruit and soft pineapple tones, this chardonnay has a creamy layer leading to a bright, mineral-laced, dry finish. Lightly structured and lithe on the palate, it’s fine-grained and textural to taste.

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