Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Chardonnay 2014 (Marlborough)
This is a racy little number – a Mini Cooper S of a chardonnay. After leading with flinty scents, it really takes off in the mouth: bright, zesty, insistent, with a herbal edge and an attractive salinity. “It really creeps up on you,” noted Jane Boyle. It would be a very able
partner for a Thai curry.