(2023) Unlike the regular Ardeche Chardonnay, the 'Grand' is fermented in oak barrels and spend a further 10 months in barrels, 20% new. The nose suggest toasted almonds and sesame seeds over ripe yellow apple, though the toasty oak and full malolactic does mark the wine quite noticeably. The mouth fills with a fruit ripeness and richness that would rarely be found in Burgundy, but the wine has clarity and presence too, with good citrus acidity and the creaminess of texture. Quite a bitter almond bite on the finish, perhaps suggesting this would be best with food. £14.99 as part of a mixed six at Majestic.