Two Chardonnays tonight. Both quite lovely. My vote goes to the beautiful biodynamic Chardonnay from Seresin, but the Lafon is nice too.
Seresin Chardonnay Reserve 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand
13.5% alcohol. Wild yeast, 20% new oak. There’s a richness here, with a bit of mealiness and some spice, as well as lovely complex citrus fruits. Lovely tension between the richer pineapple notes and the fresh lemon, with a bit of toasty richness and a long spicy finish. Stylish wine showing nice density and definition. 93/100
Les Hértitiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine 2012 Burgundy, France
There’s a core of fresh lemony fruit here with nice precision, but also a bit of depth. Some pithiness and some pear richness, too. Lively spicy notes add interest. Purity and density combine to produce something better than the appellation might suggest. 90/100
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