Produced in very limited quantity, Susana Balbo’s 2015 vintage Chardonnay was fermented and aged in medium-toast French oak barrels for 6 months. The result is an elegant and complex expression of one of the world’s finest grape varieties. Subtle citrus and vanilla notes on the nose, lean and delicate on the palate with exceptional balance and length.
From the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, an outstanding Australian Chardonnay. Hand picked, barrel fermented and aged in oak for 12 months. Superb, buttery, rounded, white peach fruit, beautiful oak and acidity. Superb Wine.
Vincent Dureuil-Janthial is very fine in 2015, offering up a pretty bouquet of orange blossom, citrus zest, buttered apples and hazelnut. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, its satiny texture underpinned by juicy acidity
With a pale green-golden colour and aromas of pippin apples and fresh almonds these wines are very supple, nicely balanced by discrete acidity and have a good length in the mouth. The wines will be ready for tasting after 3-5 years due to their suppleness but their quality will generally assure their peak for up to 10 or 12 years. Complex and fine, the wines from Vallet Frères have a great following.
This is a special cuvee in honour of his Yves' grandfather, Fernand. The grapes come from four very high quality plots starting from 'Les Pellans' in the south leading to 'Les Pelles Dessous' and 'Au Moulin Landin' next to the village and ending with 'Le Pre de Manche' in the north. With a total of 1.26 hectares under vine and an exposure arcing round from east to south on limestone and marl soils, these wines are rich, well-structured with a long, persistent finish.
Contrary to initial expectations, many of the white Burgundy wines in 2009 are absolutely stunning. They began to show their true qualities only after the summer, when a mineral backbone appeared in support of the graceful, ripe fruit. The wines have a striking purity of fruit, are beautifully understated with a perfect harmony of wood and fruit.
Gold in colour, full mouthfeel with big concentrated fruit flavours. Well integrated oak. It's classical in style with all the elements in harmony, not overpowering as some barrel matured Chardonnays can be. We think this very similar to a Puligny Montrachet style!
Pale gold in colour, with crisp, green apple and elderflower aromas. The palate is fresh green apples with hints of pear, in tune with its fresh acidity, underscored with baked apple pie notes from spending nearly three years on yeast lees. Fine mousse and long, mineral finish.
Classic very pale coppery, pink colour with rose petal and wild strawberry aromas. The palate is strawberries and cream with refreshingly zingy summer fruit flavours and hints of brioche from almost three years on yeast lees. Creamy mousse with a long finish.