2019 Savaterre Chardonnay
I like this a little better than the 2019 Giaconda. A bit more finesse and sense of decorum, though of course, somewhat different in style.
Slight flinty smoky sulphide top note, McVitie’s digestive biscuit, or oatmeal, looking sideways at tropical fruit, ripe lime and flowers, spice and preserved lemon. Tight, intense, chalky grip, lime and honey, flinty and stony, mouth-watering acidity, long and juicy, and slightly toasty and clove-spiced to close. Magic. Flavour and texture. Drink 2021 - 2026.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2021)