New from Novum

Novum Chardonnay 2017, Marlborough, NZD $40

First release of a new Marlborough chardonnay. Full-flavoured, with salty, briny, citrus, toasty yeast lees and spicy oak flavours. Lively, tangy wine with a pleasing texture and lengthy finish. Intensity and power suggest good cellaring potential. Clearly one to watch. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Hapuka, slipper lobster, spicy XO, coconut porridge

Stockists: Novum Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked: #1 of 31 2017 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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