Savaterre 2019 Chardonnay
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front - Savaterre 2018 Chardonnay
"It’s good to see that Keppell Smith has finally got with the program, and sent his wine to The Chardonnay Master™ for review. Thanks Keppell, you crazily named man, you. It’s tight and structured, but has generosity of flavour and sizzled hazelnut butter warmth, allied to juicy lime and stonefruit flavours. Peppermint and white flowers. Struck match, a coolness of mint and fennel, cashew, flinty texture, and a very long and powerful finish, and I’m thinking grilled lime, cinnamon spice and fresh herbs. It’s a stellar release, as far as I’m concerned.
Epic. Rated : 97 Points "
My Tasting Notes - 2019 Chardonnay
A great vintage subtly improving on the stunning 2018.
Complex, powerful and precise.
Intense aromas of toasted hazelnuts, white nectarine, citrus flower with a powerful minerality. This is a wine that continues to evolve upon pouring.
The palate is intensely concentrated.
Flavours of pear, pink grapefruit, white peach, praline and toasted hazelnuts are highlighted by the core of fine acidity. Saline oyster shell and mineral texture persist through the long finish.
A wine of prodigious aroma, texture, intensity and length.
This has Grand Cru intensity.
Will continue to improve over the next 8 – 15 years.