It seems a month can’t go by without me sounding the trumpets about a bottle of wine from Simpsons Wine Estate, and this month it’s their inaugural Classic Cuvée, the Chalklands 2016, that has captured my attention.
Having had a little longer under cork since release, this wine blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is really starting to flourish.
The nose is outstanding, packed full of crisp red apple and citrus peel aromas, while more developed notes of ripe stone fruit and rich nutty pastry tones immediately draw you in.
The palate echoes the nose, with this beautiful fusion of youthful citrus fruit and crunchy apples complemented by the rounder, peachy notes. The Chalklands has surprising savoury hints and a distinctive nutty length.
Vibrant, with a peppery, punchy fusion of tangy red berries, hints of blackberry, spice and grip.
A promising Chardonnay with notes of ripe apple and peach, butterscotch and toasted spice.
WOTM November 2019 Immaculate and Chablis-esque, with lovely hints of minerality, suggestions of toasted oak, tangerine peel and spice.
Very clean, while the mineral textures build and linger with excellent length.