17 points, Jancis Robinson: "Gosh. By NZ standards this is an antique! ... Pale green-gold. ...this seems ever so slightly reduced, then soft and gentle on the palate. That characteristic NZ acidity is fading. By no means unpleasant! A really very nice alternative to a well-made Côte de Beaune white.
A wonderfully classic Chablis estate... An elegant Chablis that combines fleshiness and acidity wonderfully and is relentlessly fresh. The terroir is fully expressed in this Chablis with invigorating marine notes, such as oyster shell but also lemon and a fine nutty touch. It is mouth-filling, strong and very salivating!
Domaine Louis Jadot bought Château des Jacques in 1996. Situated in Moulin à Vent, one of the finest appellations of the Beaujolais, the jewel in this domain’s crown is a 9-hectare clos of Chardonnay, Clos de Loyse.
Albariño from a prestigious region of Galicia, tropical on the nose, with pineapple and passion fruit balanced by flowers and a juicy mouthful of apricot and mango.
Food Matching: It pairs perfectly with mussels, squid, octopus, also risottos and marinated or spiced fish.
A fresh bouquet of peach and apricot leading to a rich and full palate with a hint of lemony acidity. Clean and well balanced with a dry, concentrated finish.
Food Matching: From the Rais Baixas in northern Spain, this Albarino pairs brilliantly with local seafood fare. Locals try it with spiced Octopus Pinxtos.
Beautiful fruit purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is cool climate Sauvignon Blanc – vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex finish.
Eat with: Fresh asparagus, chicken and seafood.
*Prices in bond* Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southern point of Hawke Bay - home to the world’s largest colony of these marine birds. A Graves-style blend with great ageing potential.
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A super white with dense mango, lemon and lime, as well as some clove and nutmeg. Full-bodied, really complete and long. Sensational. So much potential here. 66% sauvignon blanc and 34% semillon. 98-99 / 100, James Suckling
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This is a really pretty second wine, showing a very contrastive palate of dried lemons and mangos with zingy acidity. Full-bodied and layered with a vivid finish. 3.15 ph, so lively, with 14% alcohol. 90% sauvignon blanc and 10% semillon. 94-95 / 100, James Suckling
This cuvee consists of 70% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was aged on its lees for 12 months, in a combination of stainless steel (28%), concrete eggs (14%), used oak (36%) and new oak (22%). The Eisele Vineyard grapes are certified ‘Organic’ by CCOF and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter.
The village of Lugny is located high up in the South of the Mâcon region. It has a great reputation for its white wines which has made Mâcon famous. It is well known that the village of Lugny, with its limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region. The vineyard of « Les Genièvres » is one of the best.