Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylor’s Pass Chardonnay 2015 (Marlborough)
“Elegance,” noted an admiring John Saker. This is a beautifully balanced wine. It has a touch of flintiness, a dab of citrus, a hint of almond paste… but no voice is louder than the others. There’s a briny leanness to the texture which envelops a concentrated core of fruit.