Blackbook Painter of Light Clayhill Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

England, Essex
R595
In stock
(Only 8 left)
17
JR
New
'Tasted blind. Nutty. Oatmeal. Polenta. Lemon. Even smells a little like lemony goat’s butter. Angular – almost like a rectangle. You feel this wine in the split seconds before you taste it. A little skinny but the texture is brushed taffeta and a hint of the graininess of pear skin. Starts off like citrus rocks, glittering with cold minerality. Quinine, saline, edgy. Then it starts to shift, like a crystal sun-catcher as the light moves from dawn to midday. Lemon and grapefruit sweeten to tangerine and bitter orange, there’s a brush of vanilla, of clove, of nutmeg, it unfolds slowly and without fanfare. You have to stop to listen to notice it. The finish tingles, persistent, insistent. There is a little flair of anarchy, but even then, it’s tongue in cheek. The finish is just a little on the sour side. Needs food. More oak sweetness as it warms, the acid standing forward of the oak and the oak forward of the fruit, but with a beetroot-leaf salad dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice, it all fell into place, and the latent sweetness of the fruit beamed through. Have with food! Green leaves, citrus dressing. I love this wine that, for me, could (should?) be drunk through the alternative-rock, edge-of-off-key, post-grunge-angry filter of 'Ironic' by Alanis Morissette. Liquidise a song into a wine…' – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20
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Condition New
Alcohol 12%
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating JR 17
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