catalpa chardonnay 2020/21
If Chardonnay really is making a comeback in the UK it must be due, at least in part, to wines like this. It’s no longer shameful to ask for a Chardonnay with plenty of oak and when done well, as here, the result is a happy reunion. This is a big wine with lots of lovely pineapple, honey and vanilla nuances, but it is not overblown, the acidity is excellent, and people are loving it.
91 / 100, Decanter Magazine, Premium South American Chardonnay 2021 (2019 vintage)
92 / 100, South American Chardonnay Top 20 under £20, Decanter Magazine April 2020 (2018 vintage)
92 / 100, Decanter Magazine, South American Chardonnay Under £20 (2018 vintage)
91 / 100, James Suckling (2017 vintage)
92 / 100, James Suckling (2015 vintage)
“Atamisque is better known for its subtle, elegant reds than its whites, but this is a very impressive Chardonnay. Judiciously oaked, with 50% of the wine fermented in stainless steel, this is a refreshing, nuanced white with citrus and stone fruit flavours complemented by minerality.” 92 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report (2015 vintage)