I’ve not seen much from Whitehaven before, but this certainly has some appeal. A broader, richer Marlborough Chardonnay with white chocolate and marshmallow on the nose, backed by an expressive palate that almost gets into bacon fat funk, the acid a last brace on the finish. Love the layers here, even it’s a bit full and almost chubby.

Best drinking: 2018-2022. 18/20, 93/100. 13.5%, $30NZ. Would I buy it? Sure would.