This took a little while for me to get my head around, but I’m glad I held on to the bottle – Day 2 it was in a very good spot.
Quite an obvious sulphide funk on the nose and into the palate finishing blinding and bracing. At first I thought that acid + funk might be too separate to be loveable.
The more you taste of this, however, the more clever it looks – that acidity is excellent and utterly natural. The sulphides dissolve into the wine after a while too.
I really like this. It needs time, sure, but so much about this Chardonnay is applaudable.
Tasted: May 2014
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100+
Would I buy it? Yes. But only for drinking in 12 months time. Lots of intrigue bubbling under the surface.