It has been about a year since I first tried this wine, and it really seems that it’s starting to develop into something rather special.
On the nose; clean fresh apple, citrus with a hints of sweet white peach and quite a distinct mineral edge.
A rich dry acidity – mouth-watering but absolutely moreish. Crisp green apple flavours, lemon zest before stone fruit and lovely smooth malo-induced buttery flavours and textures. A most pleasant dry finish – with hints of that citrus tang.
Chapel Down have really delivered something superb here – clean and fresh but with a developing creamy texture. One of the best English Chardonnay’s I’ve had the pleasure to try at this price point.
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.