Tony Bish Wines Heartwood Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $40

Wow! 100% barrel-fermented in 3-year-old seasoned French oak, it’s deeply golden and glossy in the glass and bursting with scorched peach, grilled grapefruit and roasty, toasty goodness on the nose and palate. Stylish, seamless and super-refreshing, it has excellent citrus weight, a hint of creamy complexity, smoky, spiced layers and offers lovely energy in every sip.

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Featured in the 2023 Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay Challenge