Dog Point Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016

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Dog Point Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016

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“An absolutely thrilling drink.” - Jancis Robinson MW

You can’t afford to drink Coche-Dury. If you could, you wouldn’t be here, right now, looking at our website, you’d be discussing your allocation over a long lunch with your private client relations manager at Crispin & Trousers of St James's. We can’t afford Coche-Dury either, but we can afford this, which tastes every bit as good as any white Burgundy and we challenge you to prove otherwise. The challenge would take the form of a blind tasting in which we would bring along a bottle of this and you would bring along a bottle of Coche-Dury or Leflaive or Colin-Morey and then we would ask you to close your eyes. At this point, we’d grab both bottles and leg it while your eyes were closed.

“With its light reduction, struck match whiff, it was very similar in some respects to how many of us remember the Coche-Dury wines of the first decade of this century. Except of course for the price.” - Jancis Robinson MW.

This has all the aromatic hallmarks of great white Burgundy, brimming with struck flint, matchstick, smokey bacon, grapefruit and hazelnut . It’s completely mesmerising, you want to keep coming back to it time and again, before you’ve even put it to your lips. But then you taste it and ‘Kerpow’! It has Grand Cru energy and concentration. It’s deep and rich, but wonderfully dry and sappy too. You can pour this with complete confidence to anyone who loves Meursault or Chassagne-Montrachet from a top producer and they won’t think for a moment that it came from New Zealand and was less than £25.00 a bottle. 13.5% alc. Screwcap. Drink now-2025.


Press reviews:

Jancis Robinson MW: "Definitely not shying away from matchstick on the nose, but it costs one heck of a lot less than a Coche wine. Very crystalline with good fruit focus on the mid palate. Very far from sweet. Crisp and rewarding. Great balance and fans out on the finish. Drink 2018-2023.” 17 points and ‘Wine of the Week’

The Wine Advocate: “A blend of Mendoza and Clone 95, all wild-fermented in barrel with 15% new oak, the 2016 Chardonnay is a terrific effort. Struck flint and pencil shavings mark the nose, alongside toasted almonds, pineapple and melon notes. It's medium to full-bodied, with a silky texture and long, citrusy finish. It should age up to a decade. Drink now-2025.” 93 points

Customer comments:

it was fu*king brilliant.” - Mr. L.E.

“Loved the Dog Point Chardonnay!" - Mr. A.W.

“The Dog Point Chardonnay is indeed gorgeous” - Mr. D.N.

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