A more defined and nuanced Bacchus?
This has all the aromatic heritage of the Bacchus grape; tropical fruit, grapefruit and lime on the nose with green grassy Sauvignon Blanc-like hues.
The palate seems weightier than I recall the previous vintage being. Bright and punchy pineapple, green apple and lime flavours with slightly mouth-coating texture.
Then a real tang, grapefruit bitterness with greener grassy notes again. Hints of pepper that I can only liken to (rather unusually) fresh green rocket, slight hints of tannin maybe from partial whole bunch pressing?
Surprisingly long finish, I love how it dances in between tropics, citrus and green notes with lots of lingering intrigue. Definitely more textured than most Bacchus.
WOTM May 2019 A celebration of English Chardonnay purity, and it comes with such welcoming texture and complexity.
Baked apple pudding and ripe stone fruit flavours set the stage for an incredibly approachable Blanc de Blancs.
Both driving and giving, ending on a delicious honey roasted nut complexity that lingers elegantly on the finish.
This fine English Chardonnay straddles that fine line between textural oaky delight and precise, punchy fruit purity.
A really grown-up wine that is more Pouilly-Fumé in style than it is New World Sauvignon Blanc.
Fresh, clean and dry with flavours of crisp apple, lime and a twist of tropical fruit.