Domaine Jean Maupertuis Puy Long 2016

Chardonnay here. From Côtes d’Auvergne and the gentle touch of biodynamic stalwart, Jean Maupertuis. Tasting blind, my mind went to the saline chenin blancs of Loire Valley, those with a gentle savoury edge. Delicious, is the byword.

Chardonnay enthusiasts will see an entirely different look here – delicacy and calmness the simplest way of describing the style. So gentle. It shows quiet fragrance of lemon butter, lemon sorbet, lime leaf, ginger, sea spray. Flavours swirl in this lightly juicy pool offering citrus, oyster shell-like mineral character, barely there cashew nut savouriness, light macadamia nut feel, a fleeting sweetness, finishing with a growing, mouthwatering tang of citrus freshness. Geez, this is quite a thing. I couldn’t stop tasting (drinking) it.

Importer: Puncheon Bottles [/private]

Tasted : JAN18
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $50
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2018 - 2022

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