- Ribbonwood, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, N-Zealand175ml £7
Btl £30This Sauvignon Blanc has an engaging nose, with aromas of grapefruit peel, a hint of thyme and gentle stony minerality.
On the palate, there are flavours of bitter lemon with sweet herbal and redcurrant flavours.
Supple and satisfying, the wine is balanced by a fine acid backbone.
- Sanama Reserva, Cachapoal Valley Chardonnay, Chile175ml £6.3
From 100% estate fruit and fermented in stainless steel this is an excellent example of modern Chilean winemaking. Lemon, melon and floral notes are complemented by a refreshing acidity and mineral undertones.
- Ca di Alte, Pinot Grigio, Italy175ml £6
Btl £25Grown on the hills south of Vicenza, this Pinot Grigio has delicate citrus perfumes, an attractive biscuit character and white floral notes on the nose.
- Goats do Roam, S-Africa175ml £6.50
Btl £27Made from 100% Fairtrade fruit sourced from vineyards on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, a Rhone inspired blend of 36% Viognier , 32% Grenache Blanc, 26% Roussanne, 6% Marsanne. Vibrant pale lemon-green in colour with attractive white blossom, peach and apricot aromas. The stone fruit profile continues onto the juicy palate which is medium bodied with well-balanced acidity.
- 1. Shaw + Smith
Adelaide Hills, Australia, 2016£45A contemporary and elegant Chardonnay from one of the Adelaide Hills’ most exciting producers. White flowers, citrus, and nectarines on the nose, alongside smoky notes from perfectly integrated oak.
The ‘M3’ opens with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. Notes of brioche and toast add complexity to the elegant fruit. The palate is long and flavoursome, with great texture and bright acidity. Savoury, toasty nuances from the oak are beautifully integrated and linger on the finish.
- 2. Crystallum Clay Shales
Walker Bay, South Africa, 2020£55Classic flint on the nose with candied lemon, ripe peach and honeysuckle flavours on the palate with floral notes and honey. A saline element and succulent, juicy texture add to the complexity of this intense and long lasting wine.
The 2020 is an emphatic expression of a now famous site. Lemon meringue, apple blossom and lime leaf are bolstered by arresting tropical notes of lychee and pineapple on the nose. A rindy, flinty mouthfeel adds a pithy and moreish texture on the palate while peach and buttered popcorn combine towards a remarkably long finish.
- 3. Chateau de Santenay,
Mercurey ‘Le Roc Blanc’
Burgundy, France, 2017£39This Chardonnay is very expressive on the nose with fresh, sharp aromas supported by floral notes, pale gold in colour and very expressive on the nose with aromas of bright citrus fruit and white flowers. The palate has a lovely texture from the oak ageing, with concentrated flavours of white peach and vanilla balanced with racy acidity.
- 4. Framingham F-Series
Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019£36This wine represents an atypical style of Sauvignon Blanc for Marlborough, being very textural with tastes of earth and mineral rather than fruit. A strictly limited edition, the F-Series allows head winemaker Andrew Hedley and his team to experiment with winemaking techniques and create small batch wines that capture the essence of each vintage, resulting in some of Marlborough’s most exciting wines.
A fine, expressive Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit aromas and underlying notes of ginger and toast. The palate is creamy and textural, full of stone fruit and savoury complexity.
- 5. Greywacke Wild
Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018£40Made by one of Marlborough’s most respected winemakers – Kevin Judd – this is a superior Sauvignon Blanc, a wonderfully intense combination of nectarines, peaches, elderflower with a citrus twist and a delicate herbal infusion.
An aromatic salsa-like fusion of ripe summer fruit and fragrant Asian spices. Nectarines and yellow peaches, rock melon, grapefruit and a splash of passionfruit, mingled with ginger and lemongrass, jasmine flowers and cassis. A deliciously ripe and zesty Marlborough Sauvignon with a lemony, citrus thread that finishes crisp and dry.
- 6. Bodega Garzon
Uruguay, 2018£32This Albariño is of a pale yellow colour with greenish reflections and fruity aromas reminding of peach; balanced with citric notes. It is fresh and mineral with a marked acidity and a long and rounded aftertaste in mouth. Its ripening time takes place between 3 to 6 months on fine lees in stainless-steel tanks.
- 7. Framingham Classic
Marlborough, New Zealand 2017£30Made from some of the oldest Riesling vines in New Zealand, this is a fantastic wine, complex and characterful. Typical stone and petrol notes combine on the nose with the palate offering a rich and sumptuous texture and depth of flavour. This is juicy and mouthwatering but also full-bodied, with powerful flavours of sweet pineapple, peach, orange zest, mango and melon.
- 8. Domaine de L’Enclos
Chablis, France, 2018£40This Chablis from the dynamic Bouchard brothers is bright with lifted fruit and waxy with a touch of lemon zest which gives way to a zesty creaminess on the palate. Unoaked and beautifully expressive, it shows why Domaine de L’Enclos is one of the most exciting new domaines in Chablis.
This Chablis boasts bright, lifted citrus fruit on the nose. The palate is beautifully balanced, with elegant and steely acidity, alongside concentrated flavours and a textured mouthfeel.
- 9. By Farr, Cote Vineyard
Geelong, Australia, 2016£120Made from small quantities of single vineyard Chardonnay, hand-harvested and fermented using whole bunches adding texture and enhancing aromas. The trademark characteristics of the wine are understated power and length with a mineral finish. The wine has a great fruit expression that is well integrated with French oak. The soil characteristics have come through in the style of wine. The palate is fine but firm, with great acidity, texture and length. This wine is rich in flavour, yet very refined.
- 10. Adelaide Hills ‘Aromatico’
(Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc)
Australia 2018£3564% Gewürztraminer , 33% Riesling, 3% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
This highly aromatic fruit-driven wine is redolent of lychee, rose petals, orange blossom and nutmeg – characteristics of the Gewürztraminer which makes up a large proportion of this blend. The medium bodied palate balances juicy fruit with a touch of residual sugar on a slightly creamy finish – great with spicy food!
- 11. Mount Horrocks, `Watervale`
Clare Valley Semillon, Australia 2018£39Made from organically-grown grapes in Watervale in the Clare Valley, this 100% barrel fermented Semillon is well balanced, intense and long. Citrus peel and green apple, baked pear and hazelnut praline, with a creamy texture, finishing dry. This wine is pale gold in colour. Vibrantly fruited for a barrel-aged white, displaying textured and layered lemon fruit and spicy oak, with a touch of creamy lees complexity. Great acid balance and impressive length of flavour.
- 12. Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley Chardonnay, Tasmania, Australia 2018£78On the nose, this wine is intensely aromatic with lemon peel, white blossom, wet stone and a captivating struck match note. Notes of mandarin, white peach and biscuit are complemented by mouthwatering fresh acidity. There is intensity but also plenty of texture and verve, as well as a long finish.
A strikingly beautiful chardonnay with its flowery bouquet bearing witness to the sheer purity of the incredibly long palate, the full palette of chardonnay flavours on display. Nectarine, white peach and grapefruit zest are sewn together by an invisible silver thread of acidity
2019 International Wine Challenge
Tasmanian Chardonnay Trophy
Australian Chardonnay Trophy
Australian White Trophy
- 13. Grosset ‘Polish Hill’Clare Valley Riesling, Australia 2021£68This is the benchmark for all Australian Riesling. Geoffrey Grosset is an unbelievably talented winemaker and his skills with the Riesling grape are undeniable. He has raised the status of Aussie Riesling to one that competes comfortably on the world stage. This most recent release of this iconic wine is a taut, steely, bone dry wine of incredible intensity. One of the very best you’ll ever try.
A spectacular vintage with layer upon layer of powerful lime juice aromatics against a backdrop of enticing florals. The palate is intense with lime pith flavours, weight, power and a crisp, ultra-dry finish that lingers. It has the structure and intensity of flavour to become one of the great vintages.
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