Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay Marlborough 2012 This fits somewhere between Napa Chardonnay and white Burgundy. It’s creamy yet refreshing, a suitable complement to fish, but also roast chicken. The 14 percent alcohol, at just the high side of modest, leaves space for subtlety and evolution.
Very pure, almost ethereal Chardonnay with gentle citrus/grapefruit and mineral flavours together with a suggestion of honey and subtle yeast lees and oak influence. Youthful wine that is delicious now but will develop wonderfully with bottle age.