te Pa The Reserve Collection St Leonard’s Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

This classy, single-vineyard wine was grown in the central Wairau Valley, hand-harvested, barrel-fermented (50 per cent new oak), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright yellow/green/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is full-bodied and savoury, with deep, ripe stone-fruit flavours, seasoned with biscuity oak, fresh acidity and a lasting, very harmonious finish. A match for many wines twice its price, it’s already drinking well and should be at its best 2023+.