Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay 2018
Spectacularly graceful and elegant Chardy made from Dijon clones 76, 95, 96 and 277. Maximum of 3 tonnes per acre from their non irrigated vineyard. Fruit is handpicked at about 12 baumé with 40% retained as whole bunches. The wine is lees stirred in barrel once a week. The net effect is a wine with balance, precision and purity, with intense fruit carried forward by grapefruit acidity, softened by creaminess and complexed by super high-quality French oak. Salted stone fruit, grilled cashew, apple skins, lemon pith, green mango, Greek yoghurt. Magical.
Bill and Dan Pannell
96pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Nick Butler, 94pts Huon Hooke
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