Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay

2011 was a warm season in Central Otago, making for a deeply coloured, concentrated and full-flavoured Felton Chardonnay of generous fig, white peach and grapefruit. A blend from Felton’s three Bannockburn vineyards, with a fruit profile that contrasts with impressively full fermentation complexity of struck flint and charcuterie. For all its flamboyant generosity, it’s held in tight form by a line of taut acidity that drives long and focused through the finish. $43 at WineStar.