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Simpsons Gravel Castle Chardonnay, Kent 2021

White Wine from England
5.000000000 star rating 1 Reviews
England's answer to Chablis, and a treat with oysters, this is one of the best-value English chardonnays given its quality. Using Burgundian clones and avoiding oak to maintain purity and freshness, the 2021 expression has wonderful precision with citrus and green-apple flavours and a mineral edge providing great drinkability.
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 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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