Chardonnay ‘Etoile’, Domaine Begude
James Kinglake’s ‘star’ Chardonnay comes from relatively high altitude, rocky vineyards, where yields are low. He aims for a Burgundian style of crisp, dry white and on this occasion he has hit the target…and how! It’s a barrel-fermented beauty with plenty of oak on the nose and plenty of body in the mouth. Rich and rewarding with brioche, apple and pear notes.