Zorzal Terroir Único Tupungato Mendoza Chardonnay 2021

April 20, 2022By Yvonne

Zorzal Terroir Único Tupungato Mendoza Chardonnay 2021 $21 Boasting more funk than James Brown, if you’re looking for smoky, mineral-driven chardonnay then you’ve come to the right cul de sac my friend. Crafted from fruit sourced from Argentina’s Gualtallary region in Mendoza, this wine has dried herb and toasty notes ahead of the usual tropical … Read More

Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

April 11, 2022By Yvonne

Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $17.99 Paired with: BAKED CHICKEN AND MOZZARELLA MEATBALLS dish Magazine Issue 103 The Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($17) has just the right amount of grilled citrus, roast peach and buttered toast terrificness to carry these meatballs past the goalposts. Juicy, robust and prickled with plucky pineapple notes, it’s a … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

March 16, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Grown in the deep, clay-based soils of Saint Clair’s Omaka Valley vineyard, this chardonnay has been given an excellent kickstart to life from a superbly sunny, dry vintage and by being shepherded into the bottle by a crack team of winemakers led by Hamish … Read More

Maison Noire Ngatarawa Road Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

March 4, 2022By Yvonne

Maison Noire Ngatarawa Road Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $28 Just 120 cases were made of this refreshing, roast peach and citrus-laced chardonnay sourced from a vineyard in the iron-rich soils of Bridge Pa on Ngatarawa Road. Caramelised toasty oak, balanced acidity, cashew characters, orange zest, it’s all here. French winemaker Guillaume Thomas has crafted a … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Sur Lie Chardonnay 2020

February 25, 2022By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Sur Lie Chardonnay 2020 $22 Central Otago is like the masked singer when it comes to chardonnay – everyone wants to know who’s bringing the good stuff and yet it’s usually kept a precious secret by those in the chardonknow. The words ‘sur lie’ relate to the wine spending extra time … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 $36 This is a delightfully clean, beautifully balanced, intensely citrusy chardonnay from winemaker Rosie Menzies, that has the makings of something seriously special. Produced from 100% Mendoza clone fruit that’s been hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented wild and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, a small percentage of which … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020

February 5, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020 $39.99 The dream team of Warren Gibson and Damian Fischer strike again with a chardonnay crafted with class. Erupting with grilled nectarine, grapefruit pith, creme brulee and buttered crumpet characters, its core of citrus and peach is stitched together with toasted almonds and nicely tweaked acid tension. It’s a … Read More

Astrolabe Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

February 1, 2022By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

January 18, 2022By Yvonne

Brookfields Marshall Bank Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $37 Just gonna put it out there to say I feel this is the best Marshall Bank chardonnay Pete Robertson and his team have ever produced. Dangerously drinkable, and deliciously defined, it absolutely pops with pineapple, roast peach, rockmelon, yellow plum and toasted almond notes on the nose … Read More

Trinity Hill 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2020

December 15, 2021By Yvonne

Trinity Hill 125 Gimblett Chardonnay 2020 $80 Crafted from fruit grown at their Tin Shed vineyard at 125 Gimblett Road, this chardonnay is supremely elegant. Boasting an aromatic hit of smoked almonds, caramelised oak, buttered cinnamon toast, grilled grapefruit and baked nectarine, it’s intoxicating from the first whiff. All those characters osmose onto the palate … Read More