Distinctive white pepper nose. Sharply defined. White pepper and grapefruit nose. Almost Gruner like. Palate has beautiful flow, some sour grapefruit acidity and spectacular length. A little oak tannins to finish but can't detract from lemon and creamy edges. Contained and fierce acidity but quite brilliant too. 18.5/20 94/100
Decades of learning the foibles of Marlborough's changeable seasons - not to mention where to grow the best chardonnay grapes - have translated into this bright new white. Its core of fresh acidity, rich savoury flavours and lingering finish make it almost impossible to put a glass of it down. This is the best ever Dog Point chardonnay for me.