Savaterre Chardonnay 2016


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"I know this is going to sound a bit trite, but when I first approached this wine while tasting I wrote, ‘oh, Giaconda-esque!’ – it was tasted blind. Savaterre has consistency with chardonnay, and this release is up there with the better releases, albeit it is a fuller-feeling oak complement here, for those inclined. It has this quiet power to it. A slick, lightly creamy roll that slips over palate with concentration yet freshness, licks of wood spice and nougat, a core of lemon-squeezed-on-green-apple acidity. It’s quite lovely in its flourish of fruit and winemaking. The bouquet steps up too, more green apple and citrus, whiffs of nougat again, a sense of struck flint or warm stones. Lots to like here. Lots.
Rated : 94 Points" Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

The 2016 Savaterre Chardonnay was selected to be served in the Emirates Airlines First Class Cabin. This is a great accolade especially when you see the selection panel literally tasting thousands of the world’s best wines to see which wines will be served in First Class.