Thanks for starting the thread Andy.
Some crisp but sunny weather here gave an opportunity to get some road cycling in on the local rural lanes, for the first time in ages, over the last two days which I really enjoyed. Er, so I felt deserving of a reward for the effort this evening…
…having been so impressed by their pinot at the weekend I felt compelled to check this out. So, from Elgin S.A. an Oak Valley ‘Groenlandberg’ Chardonnay 2018, enjoyed with a brined cod loin, dauphinoise potatoes and peas.
An attractive green gold colour. Typical barrel ferment aromas on the nose, toasty oak, oatmeal, spice and citrus. No reductive aromas, like burnt match or struck flint as is often the case these days, so it was good to go as soon as the cork was pulled. Similar notes on tasting, excellent balance, lovely freshness, pure and intense fruit flavours and integrated oak notes that provide some spicy / toasty complexity.
As per the pinot, a delicious and beautifully crafted wine.