• Chardonnay
  • ABV 13.5
  • Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass
Chanin Wines Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2018

97++ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The bouquet is quite honestly beautiful and one which begs you to dive straight in. Supremely elegant, citrus (Yuzu), nashi pear, a soupçon of spicy oak, stone fruits, white flowers and saline. You consume rather than sample as the wine is so moreish. What an extraordinary wine, fine-boned with layer upon layer of cool precision. Incredibly focused – a wonderfully ‘non-shouty’ Chardonnay which provides the perfect balance between fruit, acidity and structure. The texture is pure silk / talc-like smoothness and the finish super-long. Spiced citrus and saline… To sum-up in a few words – harmonious, poised, breathtaking purity and unmissable. I sampled in both the Burgundy and Bordeaux glasses (from Zalto) with the former taking the lead, but only slightly. There’s a touch more freshness / acidity in the Bordeaux glass however, the sensual feel which is delivered via the Burgundy vessel gets my vote. No need to decant and no need to cellar. It’s drinking beautifully now…”

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Chanin Wines Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2018

California, USA

£47.50 per bottle
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Chanin Wines

The Chanin Wine Co has established a strong reputation for making some of the most beautiful, exciting and distinctive wines to come out of California in some time and considering it was only launched in 2007 it is hard to believe just how many awards and accolades it has received in such a short period.

The winemaker and man behind the name is Gavin Chanin, who himself has received several accolades, including being named one of Forbes ’30 under 30’ in 2011.

Gavin’s winemaking career began at 18, with harvest internships at the Au Bon Climat and Qupe wineries in Santa Barbara. At both labels he quickly earned the role of Assistant Winemaker under the expert tutelage of Jim Clenenden (at Au Bon Climat) and Bob Lindquest (at Qupe) and it is in Santa Barbara that he began crafting his own wines from Burgundian varietals, with fruit from some of the greatest vineyards in the area, including Bien Nacido and Sanford and Benedict.

Gavin’s philosophy is to create exciting wines, made in a pure and balanced style that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown, choosing grapes from old vines and picking them early in order to limit the wines alcohol levels and preserve the terroir of the wine. This he does beautifully, making wines of incredible finesse balanced with wonderfully rich flavours.
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