Chardonnay from the Tamar, sporting the purple label, the colour that is purported to represent sexual repression… Anyway, there’s a T-Shirt of some fame that says “Kill ’em all. Let God sort them out”, which in this case means our John Humphrey, as I’m giving it a score that gets it on the starting line for the (real) JH Chardonnay Challenge 2020.
Maybe the prettiest of the trio, with a floral/vanilla top note, flesh and fine powder texture, almond and white fruit, but with lemony crunch, pure acidity, something of a tart green apple flavour, and a long finish, blackboard chalk dust cleaning up as it goes. It’s outstanding, and just over the line for a whopping, throbbing,
96 points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront