While cool climate Australian chardonnay garners accolades and defies the tapering off of sales of the variety in this country, the Grosset ‘Piccadilly’ continues to show a consistency style.
The current release shares with the previous three vintages the finer, leaner, tighter, lower-in-alcohol style that Jeff Grosset made in the 1990s. These are subtle chardonnays that appear delicate and restrained on release yet reward the patient by being more ageworthy than most Australian examples of the variety.
The hallmark of this 2010 chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills’ Piccadilly Valley is its purity of fruit. There are intense nectarine, white peach and grapefruit flavours, all tightly coiled and vibrant in the mid-palate, seamlessly integrated so that it shows little evidence of its cedary oak. There are some quartzy, minerally notes on its long, zesty finish. It has the purity of flavour, weight, tightness of structure and bright natural acidity to suggest it will age as well as previous vintages of the Grosset ‘Piccadilly’ Chardonnay.
Only 450 dozen produced.
Beautiful, rich wine with a floral bouquet, fresh fruit aromas and a hint of minerality typical of Chablis terroir.
Set up in the town of Maligny, Lamblin Fils is one of the oldest Domaine in the Chablis region. The first traces of this family on this land date back to 1690.
The Chablis area produce four levels of appellation, Petit Chablis ,Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru and Chablis Grand Cru with the unique chardonnay grape. The total Chablis area is 5297 hectares.
Complex and tightly structured, with intense lime and grapefruit on the front palate, which slowly changes into a mixture of citrus and pear. Finely chiseled acidity, cedary oak and lees yeastiness give excellent depth and graciously offset the richly textured underlying fruit. Finely interwoven and seamlessly presented, this is a standout Chardonnay of impeccable pedigree with an extended, elegant finish.
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