A Sumptuous Chardonnay


Chevalier d’Eon Tonnerre – Chablis, Burgundy (2011). $17

Back in July I spent a glorious 2 weeks in Cape Cod, and tried some amazing wines. In a lovely little shop on Martha’s Vineyard we came across a great selection of French wines, including this Chardonnay. It was so good, I brought it all the way home in my suitcase, and thankfully it survived!

And boy was it worth the effort. Crisp, fresh fruit with a balance of minerality, this is a classic Chablis.  Now I’m a big fan of oaked chardonnay too, but this wine, which saw only stainless steel tanks when it was made, maintains a lovely rounded flavour.  I love the complexity in good white Burgundys – this has a great balance of citrus flavours, hints of grapefruit and then a tang at the back of your tongue.  The perfect accompaniment to seafood or nibbles at the start of your meal. If you like good NZ Marlborough sauvignon blanc, I’d take a guess you’ll like this too.

Sound good? Try these versions which are easily found in the UK:

Chablis 2014 Domaine Servin, Majestic Wine. £11.24 (on offer).

La Maladiere, 2013 William Fevre Chablis, Majestic Wine.  £13.99.

Taste the Difference Chablis, Sainsbury’s. £10



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