Wine: The Darling 2012 Chardonnay
Awarded: Gold (2014) and Wine of the Show (2014)
Region: Marlborough

Notes: 2014’s “Wine of the Show” (highest awarded wine), will not disappoint. The nose discovers beautiful buttery, nutty notes juxtaposed against a subtle citrus fruit backdrop. The taste is rich and buttery (thanks to the  malolactic fermentation) which balances perfectly against a lively ‘citric like’ acidity to form a intriguing, yet perfectly constructed Chardonnay. Wine of the show, so our recommendation is to stock up, drinking great now, or to cellar for 2-3 years.

*Serving suggestion, we served with smoked salmon ravioli, with lemon and dill butter.