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Haha Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

NZ$18

Delicious young, this full-flavoured wine was barrel-fermented and went through a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Very pale straw, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with strong, peachy, slightly biscuity flavours, gentle acidity and a creamy-smooth finish.

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Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

NZ$40

This Martinborough red is very classy, while still offering good value. Bright ruby, it has a highly fragrant, savoury, inviting bouquet. An elegant, subtle wine, it is sweet-fruited, with concentrated, slightly nutty flavours, supple tannins, and excellent depth, complexity and harmony.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

A premier event on the international wine calendar... 30 January–1 February 2020

2019 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2019, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

Savvy picks: New Zealand’s top sauvignon blanc picks from 2018

Sail from spring into summer with a snifter of our most famous grape: sauvignon blanc. 9 November 2018