Wednesday 21 February 2024

Six Times Chardonnay

Jacques poured these gems at our latest monthly tasting.

2019 Chardonnay, Tolpuddle
This Tasmanian Chard offers up a fine, discreet nose with notes of red grapefruit, ginger, chrushed rocks and a hint of wood. Very, very good.
The taste is stony and dry with notes of lemon, butter cookies and grass. A nice linear finish. 3+ years.
89p   (tasted 2024/02)

2018 Chardonnay, The Eyrie Vineyards
An open, spicy nose with notes of lemon cream, chives, smoke and gravel. A tad foursquare.
The taste is better with a tight and focused character and notes of sand, ripe lemons, smoke and minerals. Long and fine.
91p   (tasted 2024/02)

2017 Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills, Racine
A tight, low keyed nose with notes of salt & vinegar crisps (!), smoke, chives and ginger. Shallow.
The taste is dry and spicy with notes of grass, iodine and smoke. Not a lot of charm.
86p   (tasted 2024/02)

2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrièrres, Sauzet
A deep, finely tuned nose with notes of ripe lime, shellfish, lemon and chrushed rocks. Very fine. 
The taste is dense and concentrated with gorgeous yellow fruit, a high acidity and a long, long finish. Still young, 6+ years. Great wine.
95p   (tasted 2024/02)

2010 Puligny-Montrachet Champ-Canet, Sauzet
A finely tuned nose with notes of white currants, chalk, wet stones and cap gun smoke. High and fine.
The taste is dry and delicious with notes of lemon cream, chrushed rocks, ginger and grass. Very long. 5+ years.
93p   (tasted 2024/02)

2009 Meursault Luchets, Domaine Roulot
A stony, slightly dusty nose with notes of almonds, dry biscuits, lemon peel and gravel. Withdrawn, even with lots of time in the glass.
The taste is dry and seedy with notes of lemon peel, gravel and dried grass. A high acidity. Very good but a bit angular.
87p   (tasted 2024/02)

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