2014 Chanin Bien Nacido Chardonnay

45.00

Wine Enthusiast: 95/100
Vinous: 95/100
Decanter: 94/100

“The 2014 Chardonnay Bien Nacido is all about precision, class and nuance. Even with all of the richness of the year coming through, the Bien Nacido retains superb precision and detail. The oily, waxy feel only adds to the wine’s weight and overall texture. Chanin’s Bien Nacido emerges from Chardonnay grafted onto Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in 1973 in the W-Block.”

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Beschrijving

Professional reviews:

Wine Enthusiast: “Gavin Chanin’s wines manage to pack a stunning array of elements behind a veil of restraint, here showing sea salt, lemon skins, struck flint and smoked nectarine on the nose. The palate is alkaline and botanical in presentation, offering lime skin, chalk, dried butter flakes, cement and a salty acidity. The wine tastes like foggy sunshine.” 95/100 pts

Vinous (Antonio Galloni): “The 2014 Chardonnay Bien Nacido is all about precision, class and nuance. Even with all of the richness of the year coming through, the Bien Nacido retains superb precision and detail. The oily, waxy feel only adds to the wine’s weight and overall texture. Chanin’s Bien Nacido emerges from Chardonnay grafted onto Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in 1973 in the W-Block.” 95/100 pts

Decanter: “Twenty-three barrels were made of this, with the declared aim of creating an anti-blockbuster. Gentle woodsmoke frames vivid but cool fruit, showing notes of crunchy yellow plum and tart but ripe yellow apple. With just a little more air the smoke attains a creamy tinge of vanilla. The body remains slender but packs a punch of fruit and flavour, and lots of concentration. Made for the long run.” 94/100 pts

International Wine Report: “This fantastic Chardonnay is from the heralded Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Winemaker Gavin Chanin picked the grapes across 4 days to achieve ideal ripeness and it reflects beautifully in the wine. The 2014 is very crisp and clean with lovely aromas of lemon, green apple, melon, fresh mineral, white peach and spring flowers, which resonate through the wine. This elegant Chardonnay displays a wonderful texture and is beautifully balanced with gorgeous acidity leading up to the vibrant finish. This can certainly benefit from additional bottle age and it will be a pleasure to watch evolve over the next decade.”

Extra informatie

Gebied

Californië, Santa Maria Valley, USA

Jaargang

2014

Kleur

Wit

Producent

Chanin