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Savaterre Chardonnay 2005

savaterre chardonnay.jpgI’ve been lucky enough to come across a few bottle of Savaterre chardonnay from the 2001, 2002 and 2004 vintages recently and while the 2004 is still closed, tight, and preparing itself for a beautiful future, both the 2001 and 2002 are drinking extremely well, especially given an hour to open up, and not too much chilling.

That being the case, it’s fair to judge that this 2005 vintage wine will be spectacular in six or seven year’s time – it’s inordinately powerful and yet immensely reserved, its heart of grapefruit, minerals, chalk, white flowers, fresh almonds and pears kept well away from its sleeve. I have been looking at this wine for a tick over 24 hours now, and it’s just starting to show the extreme class of its finish – this is a very lengthy wine, and one of supreme quality. Best of all, it tastes like a Savaterre – at the top of its game.

Closure : Cork
Drink : 2009 - 2015
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