Just arrived, coming off the back of the hugely enjoyable 2018 vintage. As is the Savaterre style, this continues the trend of full-bodied, full flavoured Chardonnay. It shows golden and sun-kissed fruit; think ripe peach and nectarine. There is plenty of nut in there also: cashew, ground almond, peanut brittle, a drizzle of honey and some nougat, too. The weight of the wine builds through the second half of the palate, but in support is a good dose of acid that keeps the shape of the wine and contributes to a long, flavoursome finish. If the 2018 vintage hit the spot for you, this will do the same. A great continuation of style. – Ches Cook, FWC.
I like this a little better than the 2019 Giaconda. A bit more finesse and sense of decorum, though of course, somewhat different in style. Slight flinty smoky sulphide top note, McVitie’s digestive biscuit, or oatmeal, looking sideways at tropical fruit, ripe lime and flowers, spice and preserved lemon. Tight, intense, chalky grip, lime and honey, flinty and stony, mouth-watering acidity, long and juicy, and slightly toasty and clove-spiced to close. Magic. Flavour and texture. Drink 2021-2026, 96 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front