I’ll never grow tired of the d’Arenberg labelling and nomenclature. Bloody excellent, and reflective of the fertile mind of Chester Osborn (who is great value by the way – love the new Cube).
This Chardonnay is basket pressed and spends seven months in older French oak. Price has come down a bit on this and the quality seems to have taken a dive too. Fig, a little older oak nougat and lemon, leading to a rather broad palate flabby and stamped with awkward hessian. Dissapointingly flat wine. Best drinking: 2016-2017, 15.5/20, 85/100. 13.3%, $25. Would I buy it? No.