Decibel 2018 Testify by Daniel Brenwnan Chardonnay (Hawke's Bay)

This full-throttle Chardonnay, made by a New Jersey native turned Hawkes Bay-based winemaker, is made in a divisive style that nods vigorously towards Burgundy. The nose is intensely perfumed—a heady combo of roasted nuts, seashells and gun flint. The orchard fruit is tucked into the background. The oak-driven palate finds more restraint than the nose suggests, thanks to a lovely lift of acidity and a salty finish. This style of Chard is trendy at the moment but easily goes overboard, wiping away any sense of place and varietal expression. Christina Pickard

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    Whanau Imports
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