Whitehaven Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

The impressive 2017 vintage was matured for 11 months in French oak casks (28 per cent new). Light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is weighty and rich, with concentrated grapefruit and peach flavours, hints of biscuits and nuts, finely balanced acidity and a dry, slightly creamy finish. Michael Cooper, 4 stars, September 2018.