(2022) Made in stainless steel, this Chardonnay was fermented with natural yeasts. Mealy and soft on the nose, aromas are subtle and lemony, just a hint of almond too. The palate has great sweetness of ripe fruit, citrus yes, but a very ripe pear touching on more exotic peach. Fine acid balance here, a streak of citrus and salts into the finish.
(2022) A refined and very attractive white Burgundy made from a combination of 65% CÃ´te dâ€™Or fruit vinified in barrel, and MÃ¢connais fruit vinified in steel tanks. It has an attractive whisper of honey and creamy vanilla on the nose, clean, ripe pear and apricot fruit and a balanced palate, where the hazelnut toast of the oak supports plenty of refined citrus into quite a long finish. Again, good value at Majestic's Â£12.99 'buy six' price.
(2022) I really enjoyed the 2019 vintage of this pitch-perfect white Burgundy, and am delighted to say the 2020 follows on very successfully. It has a similarly bright but succulent profile, a note of tangerine and lemon on the nose, but creamy too with an oatmeal sheen. The palate is medium-bodied, and while the peachy ripeness of fruit fills the mid-palate, that citrus and salts core of acidity keeps it fresh and mouth-watering into the finish.
(2021) Louis Latour make this wine from 30-year-old vines, the wine made in stainless steel and spending 10 months on the lees. So no oak here, but also no shortage of richness and butteriness, that long lees ageing adding creamy and oatmeal notes to the yellow plum and nectarine fruit. On the palate good weight and creamy texture, the sweet fruit running gently into a fat lemony acidity that is present and corrct, but not aggressive. A lovely Chardonnay with enough fat, and no excess. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas.
(2021) From 35-year-old Chardonnay vines, fermented in a combination of vats and 359-litre casks and spent seven months in barrel on fine lees. A glint of gold to the colour and aromas of oatmeal and cream, rosy and lightly nutty apple fruit. In the mouth a generous and ripe style of Chardonnay, without feeling at all encumbered by oak or over-ripeness. It has some real concentration and grip, pithy dry acidity and is quite a mouthful of wine. This will take on poultry as easily as fish.
(2021) Classic Chablis, only 12.5% alcohol and fresh as a daisy, this is unoaked Chardonnay from a family domaine that does not show the flinty character associated with the Kimmeridgean soils of some Chablis vineyards, but does have the hallmarks of zipping freshness, sweet and ripe fruit, but always sliced through by its acidity and sheerness. Elegant, subtle, as I say proper classic Chablis that doesn't shout, but speaks very confidently. Heaven-sent for fish and shellfish, watch the video for more information.