Vinden Estate Chardonnay Three Pack

£81.85 per case of 3
17 in stock
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1 x Vinden Estate 73 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019

97+ to 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey

1 x Vinden Estate 87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
97++ to 99 Points - Stuart McCloskey

1 x Vinden Estate Somerset Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
96++ to 97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey

73 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019

97+ to 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey "The title tells you everything - The Chardonnay vines were planted in 1973 and only one barrel produced (circa 600 bottles) therefore, our allocation is limited. I would love to put this into a blind tasting as the nose is deceiving – This has the depth and complexity of a wine at least five years of age. Ripe pear, a waft of fresh grated ginger, yuzu and fresh lemon juice. The palate is packed tightly with stone fruits, super-elegant, tensile and displays searing intensity, which is most satisfying. There is so much energy and it would benefit from 3-5 years in the cellar. Delicious now but the investment is a few years down the line. Remarkable for such a young wine. Drink now to 2030+. Served with Zalto Bordeaux glassware"

87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
97++ to 99 Points - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from vines planted in 1987 and currently my favourite of the three Chardonnay’s as it combines the richness of the estate Chardonnay, with the finesse of the ’73 but the intensity and complexity is on a different playing field. The density is something quite extraordinary and rarely seen in the new world (for such a young wine) - Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru? Classic ‘Vinden’ yellow stone fruits, lemon, yuzu unfold from the glass with the added complexity of creamed oatmeal, spring flowers, minerals / chalk. Medium to full-bodied and showing a serious degree of class. Tightly wrapped, racy, balanced to perfection and almost perfect which is daft to declare for such a young, modestly priced wine. The purity is humbling as is the mouthfeel, which is easy to fall in love with. Honestly magical and a high point for an Aussie Chardonnay. This should be double the money. Enjoy a few bottles now and hide the rest for 5-10 years when you will be enjoying nirvana. Incredible and I must shut up! Served with Zalto’s Bordeaux glassware…”

Somerset Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
96++ to 97++ Points
 - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where Angus once worked. The vines were planted in 1973, 1980 and 1987 over red volcanic clay and fine sandy clay loam. The bouquet offers ripe apricot, creme patissiere, spiced apple, fresh squeezed lemons, lemongrass with an undercurrent of minerals. The palate is medium-bodied but offers layer upon layer of ripe, citrus fruit. Tightly wound, tensile whilst offering incredible depth for its age. There’s a lovely creaminess which adds weight to the palate feel, which is beautifully contrasted by a seamless line of acidity. Oodles of finesse on show. This has the structure to age for a decade and will be magnificent in five years. Epic. Served with Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”