Candied fruit chunks, candied pear on the nose, hint of chamomile – adds pleasing rusticity/wildness. Lacks a little get up and go – overly broad for the lowissh acidity. But there is plenty of depth and character here.
Pithy green pepper and honey aromas, very open and expressive on the nose. Grabs the attention with spine-tingling acidity, and there are subtle backnotes of herbs and minerals too. Nice peppery note on the finish, full of character and super refreshing.
Youthful and airy nose, with ripe pear and apple fruit. Quite concentrated on the palate, and feels a little alcoholic on the finish. Great nose and attack, but lacking poise right now. Feels a bit overworked.
Burgundian nose with that wonderful combination of gunflint and a hint of chamomile or cottonwool – a young, reductive yet characterful Chardonnay. Quite lifted and mineral on the attack, with spicy orchard fruit. Only a slightly sweet finish (hint of residual) distracts a little.
Very open on the nose, apple pie and sliced pear aromas. Tight fruit with lovely acids and a wet stone/salty finish – long, refreshing and full of potential. Still fairly monothematic at this point, yet the finish is long.
Well-characterised, lime and mandarin fruit with mouth-watering acidity and considerable refinement in terms of weight and texture. Beautifully balanced and focused, open for business now but will only improve
Tight on the attack, opening up to guava and ripe honeydew melon, with lively lemon acids. Exotic fruit aromas too, guava and passion fruit. Quite delicious, pure and well defined. This was the product of an incredibly long, slow spontaneous fermentation (lasting from 5th October 2017 until the end of the following April!). Who says
Exotic fruits, papaya, mango, subtle spices. Reduction on the nose but achieves incredible balance given its prodigious gait. Really lifted and balsamic, which is the perfect foil for the quite opulent fruit in this typically fine effort.