Top 20: High-scoring, delicious Newton Napa Valley 2016 Unfiltered Chardonnay: case of six bottles delivered
96/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 James Suckling MW
This 2016 from the heart of the Napa Valley is a great vintage, driven by elegance and concentration. Awarding 96/100 points, the Decanter World Wine Awards judges noted: ‘Incredibly refined, powerful and sumptuously smooth. Notes of nectarine, almond, custard combined with apple, oyster shell, smoke and a touch of butterscotch. A rounded and stunningly lingering finish.’ James Suckling MW added: ‘Love the depth of fruit with honey, pineapple and praline undertones. Full-bodied yet tight and polished with pretty phenolic tension and focus. Layered and precise.’ The wine is beautifully balanced, with a delicious freshness. It is a gorgeous, mouth-filling wine to enjoy by itself and with a range of cuisines. The full-flavoured, textural elements are a great pairing with rich poultry or seafood such as lobster and salmon, and it is equally delicious with mushrooms and pork. Chardonnay 100%. Case of six bottles.
RRP £270. CCUK £199.