Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay Puketapu 2022 $35

Sourced from the Puketapu (sacred hill) subregion of Hawke’s Bay inland west of Napier, winemaker Guillaume Thomas has opted to create a creamy, barrel-fermented, 12-month barrel-aged style that will please anyone partial to a twang of buttered toast in their glass. Grilled stonefruit, a splash of creamed pineapple and toasted almond layers add complexity to the palate.

Fresh, youthful and citrus-laced

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