House of Cards The Royals Chardonnay 2019

Margaret River
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£28.50 per bottle
111 in stock

97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “This is blessed with such a wonderful bouquet, all pervading with razor sharp accuracy. The nose has developed gloriously, I initially sampled yesterday. Mineralité, limestone, and a little marine influence works wonders with yuzu (there’s a tropical character emerging), orange blossom and heavenly scents of jasmine. Simply amazing! The palate provides saline on the entry, bottomless layers of minerals, citrus with razor sharp acidity. The defining act being the balletic balance which is a marvel. Minutes later, traces of warming, fresh ginger, fennel and lime zest creep in. Extraordinary length. This is a magnificent wine and one which offers astonishing value. Do not overchill and decant for an hour. Drink now to 2030. I believe this will be hitting its full stride in 5 years. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97-98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "I am super excited with this Chardonnay. At first, it shows wonderful purity and an ineffable connection to its marine environment – it screams of its Margaret River roots, which run deep. Lots of sea spray, oyster shell and citrus combined with crystalline minerality. Resist for 30 minutes and you’ll discover aromas of ripe peaches, salted caramel and a whiff of elderflower. The palate is beautifully composed with a cascade of delicately sweet orchard fruit, a gentle bite of bitter orange zest and plenty of supporting citrus and minerals. Such a wonderful weight and texture. Full of energy and superb focus. This is utterly scrummy today, but has the structure and quality to evolve over the next 10 years. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware following 1 hour of decanting." 

Technical: The chardonnay grapes were handpicked and sorted before being whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in 50% new French oak. This vintage was 100% wild yeast fermented. 30% wild malolactic fermentation and maturated in French oak for 12 months.

Taste & Aroma

97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “This is blessed with such a wonderful bouquet, all pervading with razor sharp accuracy. The nose has developed gloriously, I initially sampled yesterday. Mineralité, limestone, and a little marine influence works wonders with yuzu (there’s a tropical character emerging), orange blossom and heavenly scents of jasmine. Simply amazing! The palate provides saline on the entry, bottomless layers of minerals, citrus with razor sharp acidity. The defining act being the balletic balance which is a marvel. Minutes later, traces of warming, fresh ginger, fennel and lime zest creep in. Extraordinary length. This is a magnificent wine and one which offers astonishing value. Do not overchill and decant for an hour. Drink now to 2030. I believe this will be hitting its full stride in 5 years. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97-98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "I am super excited with this Chardonnay. At first, it shows wonderful purity and an ineffable connection to its marine environment – it screams of its Margaret River roots, which run deep. Lots of sea spray, oyster shell and citrus combined with crystalline minerality. Resist for 30 minutes and you’ll discover aromas of ripe peaches, salted caramel and a whiff of elderflower. The palate is beautifully composed with a cascade of delicately sweet orchard fruit, a gentle bite of bitter orange zest and plenty of supporting citrus and minerals. Such a wonderful weight and texture. Full of energy and superb focus. This is utterly scrummy today, but has the structure and quality to evolve over the next 10 years. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware following 1 hour of decanting." 

Technical: The chardonnay grapes were handpicked and sorted before being whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in 50% new French oak. This vintage was 100% wild yeast fermented. 30% wild malolactic fermentation and maturated in French oak for 12 months.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive October 2021.

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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House of Cards was established in 2011 after owners Elizabeth and Travis returned to Yallingup from travelling overseas where Travis completed vintages in New Zealand and Canada. Their goal for the winery was simple; to passionately create single vineyard wines of exceptional quality. Their wine is handmade onsite using traditional winemaking practices including hand plunging and manual basket pressing. House of Cards are 100% organic and arguably, they are some of the best value wines you will find in Margaret River.

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Region

Margaret River

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, and another spectacular producer, House of Cards, have created a range of single vineyard wines of exceptional quality. Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above and Stuart Pym continually displays his craftmanship in each and every vintage he produces. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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