(2019) Half of this Reserve Chenin Blanc from a 38-year-old vineyard is barrel fermented, spending nine months French oak, 20% new. What a lovely nose, creamy and ripe, almondy and with just a sheen of oatmeally oak. Great freshness on the palate of apples and lemons, but the barrel maturation in-filling with that creaminess and density. Great value, and will undoubtedly age.
(2016) A particularly birght and zippy Albariño this one, punchily limey and crisp clean apple fruited, with a little floral edge adding interest. Despite the low alcohol it packs a flavour wallop, lots of citrus, lots of clean, lean orchard fruit and just hints of peach or nectarine flitting at the edges. A very nice example.
(2016) There's a gorgeous sense of ripeness and quite opulent, succulent fleshiness where peach and fragrant nectarine skins melt into a touch of almond and sweet earth. In the mouth its a Wild Sauvignon with so much texture, the creaminess and the little disruptive graininess of tannin and grapefruit acidity, against that flood of creamy and rich, fleshy stone-fruit density. With its 14% alcohol a substantial expression of this wine that will show at its very best with food.