Complex chardonnay

Nga Waka Home Block Chardonnay 2017, Martinborough, NZD $40

Rich, ripe and weighty chardonnay that is significantly more intense than the regular label with peach, grapefruit, brioche and hazelnut flavours together with a solid seasoning of spicy oak. Accessible now but should develop well. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

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

Stockists: Nga Waka Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked: #5 of 51 2017 Chardonnay from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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