The 2014 Te Mata Estate Chardonnay was a lovely drop. Straw-coloured, with aromas of strone-fruit and the smell of freshly-cut grass, I enjoyed this medium-bodied, dry wine with its honey and nutty overtones. There is lovely balance and concentration here, with flavours backed by plenty of zest and a good level of acidity, providing a lingering, fresh finish.
Verdict: A strong, balanced wine with ripe flavors and lovely layers and texture. Would go well with a variety of cheeses and seafood or light meat dishes.