The 2019 Chardonnay has been released.
Also available is the 2017 and 2018 Pinot Noir.
All available in the online store.
Wine notes on the current releases.
The 2019 Chardonnay was bottled in August 2020.
It shows the typical golden hue of an unfiltered, unfined Apsley Gorge chardonnay.
The nose is a little more austere than the 2018, but still with that rich, ripe, clean East Coast fruit.
This is a very structured wine. Tightening the fruit is firm acidity which has more in common with Puligny than Meursault. Also the oak is a new cooper for Apsley Gorge. Allier Centre de France. Yann Charlopin recommended these barrels for their subtlety and finesse with Chardonnay.
This wine will develop all the richness of a typical Apsley Chardonnay with that structure making it excellent with food.
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2018 Pinot Noir: The colour is typically dark with a translucent depth.
The nose has the rich Apsley Pinot fruit, but something else is pushing through; charcuterie, earthiness, and so much more.
After smelling the wine you know the palate is going to be good. Very good! A powerful entry, filling the mouth with rich fruit, complex textural tannins and the indescribable mystery of pinot .
And it DOESN’T finish.
The 2017 Pinot is reminiscent of the 2009 and the 2011 Pinot. A very big wine, it is a product of the vintage, with a long slow ripening. The nose shows rich, dark fruit with some cigar box and sous bois character.
On tasting you immediately sense the mouth filling texture with that ethereal pinot fruit that goes on and on. This wine just doesn’t go away.
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