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Simpsons Gravel Castle Chardonnay, Kent 2021

White Wine from England
3.333330000 star rating 3 Reviews
England's answer to Chablis from vineyards just outside Canterbury. Lovely, citrusy, mineral precision and generous mouthfeel, this shows the potential of our home-grown still wines.
Price: £18.00 Bottle
Price: £108.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: EN1801

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

matthewjukes.com

I am a huge fan of Gravel Castle, the lees-aged, stainless steel fermented 'English Chablis' … your challenge is to find an unoaked French chardy with as much flair as this one at £18. Best of British!

Matthew Jukes

Vineyard Magazine

I am a huge fan of Gravel Castle, the lees-aged, stainless steel fermented 'English Chablis' … your challenge is to find an unoaked French chardy with as much flair as this one at £18. Best of British!

Matthew Jukes

JancisRobinson.com

Creamy and green-apple aroma. Melon and citrus, and smells so fresh. Dry, driven and intense without weight. A wonderfully pure chardonnay with firm texture, pure fruit and impressive length. Excellent...
Creamy and green-apple aroma. Melon and citrus, and smells so fresh. Dry, driven and intense without weight. A wonderfully pure chardonnay with firm texture, pure fruit and impressive length. Excellent English chardonnay with a stony, fresh, long finish. Good value compared with Burgundy and Chablis prices, for example. 16.5/20
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Julia Harding MW

matthewjukes.com

I have long been a fan of Simpsons chardonnays, but I have warned that with vine age and practice, these wines needed to add more mid-palate weight to counter the oft-brutal acidity on the finish. This...
I have long been a fan of Simpsons chardonnays, but I have warned that with vine age and practice, these wines needed to add more mid-palate weight to counter the oft-brutal acidity on the finish. This fulcrum moment happened a couple of vintages ago, and I am so impressed with the fruit quality and flavour that has come to the fore in the last few years. 2021 Gravel Castle is sensational, and while it is lazy of me to keep saying this is ‘English Chablis’, I cannot find a Chablis at £18 with the excitement found here, so I will have to find a new expression going forwards.
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Matthew Jukes

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