Sole Walewska, created in 1855 by Urbain Dubois, containing such yummy things like sole (obviously...), lobster, asparagus and truffle in a lobster sauce, was the dinner highlight tonight.
With two New Zeeland Chardonnay´s.
2015 Estate Chardonnay, Kumeu River
The Estate has a fine, flowery nose with notes of ripe lemons, grass, dry fudge and hazel nuts. A fine crisp nose. Very, very good.
The taste is dry and fine with notes of lemon peel, mineral, smoke and a hint of passionfruit. A fine acidity. Long and fine. Worked fine with the food.
90p (tasted 2018/01)
2015 Maté´s Chardonnau, Kumeu River
A deep, multi layered and complex nose with notes of grilled lemons, sea food shells, white flowers, birch cherry and cap gun smoke. Refined. Gorgeous.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of lemon cream, hand cream, milk chocolate fudge and sweet minerals. Focused and silky. Very long. A gorgeous acidity. A fine saltiness. Lovely. This was a perfect match with the food.
95p (tasted 2018/01)