The Lane Block 1A Chardonnay

Block 1A is actually a blend across eight blocks, but don’t let this hold you back from a surprisingly sophisticated and skilfully crafted chardonnay at a bargain price. Elegant beauty is the theme here, with a vibe of spicy grapefruit, just ripe white peach and high notes of lemon blossom. Partial ferment in big French oak foudres provides well-gauged cashew nut support. $17 at Cellar d’Or and Simply Wines.