Mission Vineyard Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
This single-vineyard wine was grown at Te Awanga and partly barrel-fermented. Offering very good value, it is mouthfilling, fresh and youthful, with strong, peachy, citrusy, slightly toasty flavours, showing good complexity, and lots of current-drinking appeal.
Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
Estate-grown at Bendigo, this impressive red was barrel-aged for a year. Deep ruby, with a fragrant, spicy, savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours. A lovely young wine, it should be at its best 2021+.