With the long-awaited Blanc de Blancs 2013 just around the corner, it occurred to me that I had still not yet covered the current 2010 vintage on GBW.
The nose is right on the money; classic sparkling Chardonnay with bright orchard fruit, hints of apple pie, fresh lemon zest and pleasing nutty pastry complexities.
For a wine entering its ninth year, this is still so remarkably fresh and poised. It’s pure and clean as a whistle with bright, crisp green apple and tangy citrus. However, it’s also got this giving, juicy, stone fruit opulence and a finish combining toasted nuts and chalky minerality.
There are still small quantities of this fantastic Blanc de Blancs available, my advice is to grab enough to enjoy a bottle or two now, and the remainder to lay down and enjoy in a good few years.