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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Zephyr Limoux 2012 from Abbotts & Delaunay

A Languedoc Chardonnay from Abbotts & Delaunay

Oaky chardonnay is all a bit early noughties.

For years, I resisted Chardonnay's buttery, oatmealy charms in preference to thrilling, zingy Riesling - and only started to come round just as the backlash was beginning and we all discovered kiwi Sauvignon Blanc.

This Abbotts & Delaunay Chardonnay is from Languedoc, but does not feel especially warm-climate - it blends a Burgundian precision with just enough southern warmth.

Sandy yellow in the glass, there are complex aromas of dried citrus, beeswax, sweet spice and jasmine.

Zingy and fresh, but with a saline minerality; nutty, creamy oatmeal and leesiness. Long, substantial and persistent.

Poised, harmonious and very accomplished. Will only improve with age.

Very Good.

£16.99 from Avery's; provided for review.

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Abbotts & Delaunay Corbières Réserve 2010‏
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