Planeta - Chardonnay 2020
Starting from the richness of its deep clear golden but transparent color one imagines the pleasing contrast of creaminess and crispness in the taste. It is indeed a soft white wine underlaid by a refreshing acid vein which accompanies each mouthful. A slight mineral suggestion combines harmoniously with the flavour of ripe yellow peaches, acacia honey and marzipan and with some peaty, cereal and toasted aromas which precede the powerful balanced finish.
For a change, try it with some just seared foie gras or with roast veal and mushroom sauce.
James Suckling: 93 Points
This has a concentrated nose of mango, baked nectarine, pineapple, apple crumble, granola and toasted nuts. Rich and toasty, with a full body and layers of fleshy, ripe tropical fruit. Long and buttery. Sustainable.