Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

21 May 2024By Yvonne

Aeronaut Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $30 Fans of almond meal and delicate coconut complexity in their chardonnay will find themselves enjoying this new release from winemaker Leo Ricárdez. Fresh and layered with lemon and green apple, hints of baked stonefruit and toasty oak – it’s a smashable chardonnay that’ll soften into a more creamy spectrum over … Read More

Moko Hills Kakano Bendigo Chardonnay 2022

16 May 2024By Yvonne

Moko Hills Kakano Bendigo Chardonnay 2022 $40 Subtle use of oak has created purity and wholesomeness in this new chardonnay from Donald van der Westhuizen. There’s a soft, creamy, bruleeish aroma on the nose followed by masses of white peach, florals, grapefruit pith, soft spices and nutty notes. It’s got such beautiful balance it could … Read More

Dame Diesel Central Otago Chardonnay 2022

24 February 2024By Yvonne

Dame Diesel Central Otago Chardonnay 2022 $26 With its 1990s Tank Girl-style cartoony label and distinctly lemony aromatics, it’s an edgy, grapefruit-laced style of chardonnay that’s super-youthful and citrus-focused. Bracing acidity and a whisker of toasty oak and spice make this a chardonnay not for the faint-hearted. For how to buy contact the team at … Read More

Moko Hills Central Otago Chardonnay 2021

22 February 2024By Yvonne

Moko Hills Central Otago Chardonnay 2021 $59 Donald van der Westhuizen has god-given grape-growing talent and it’s evident in this cleansing, crunchy-fresh, peach and pineapple-edged wine from the schisty slopes of Bendigo. Two chardonnay clones (UCD15 and B95) were gently whole-bunch pressed directly into French oak barrels and left to ferment naturally with the indigenous … Read More

Čuvar Guardians Series Rivermere Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

29 January 2024By Yvonne

Čuvar Guardians Series Rivermere Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $44-$64 If great chardonnay is your jam then best you go out and buy a loaf and get buttering! This Hugh Crichton-honed new release is stacked with creamy, baked peachy goodness, a lick of grapefruit and perky popcorn-laced aromas and it bursts with citrus and softly … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

23 December 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Chardonnay 2022 $32 I’m loving the smorgasbord of aromas that leap nostrilward from the glass whenever I pour this new chardonnay from winemaker Ben Glover. Butter and spice-drizzled popcorn sprinkled atop grapefruit and peach sorbet and served inside an oak bowl. And all that good stuff saturates through to the palate and … Read More

Omata Estate Russell Chardonnay 2022

18 December 2023By Yvonne

Omata Estate Russell Chardonnay 2022 $48 Gorgeously golden in the glass, this Bay of Islands-grown chardonnay gushes with creamy-dreamy cashew, grilled grapefruit, baked peach and popcorn aromas which all osmose across to the palate. Buttery and softly smoky, it’s a generously juicy style with hints of bacon to finish. Lovers of classic, creamy, bold chardonnay … Read More

Folding Hill Bendigo Central Otago Chardonnay 2021

30 November 2023By Yvonne

Folding Hill Bendigo Central Otago Chardonnay 2021 $32 I’m telling you right now, the vertigo-inducingly steep, sun-baked slopes of the zero-humidity sub-region of Bendigo is my new chardonnay spot to watch. While Tim Kerruish, his wife Nikki and their Folding Hill team are new to chardonnay, (their first vintage was the 2020) this second vintage … Read More

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Puketapu Chardonnay 2022

25 November 2023By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2022

25 November 2023By Yvonne

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2022 $22 Pronounced nectarine and lemon notes on the nose lead to a palate awash with stonefruit and preserved lemon layers wrapped around a sawdusty, toasty core. If ‘fatness’ to you means ‘creaminess’ then that’s not what you’ll receive, but if you’re a fan of toasty, spicy … Read More