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Butcher’s Hill Vertical 3 pack (2016|2017|2018)
Butcher’s Hill Chardonnay Trio – Strictly 36 packs available!
A great way to celebrate international chardonnay day on May 23rd, we have kept a few boxes of the 2016 away to ensure we could allow the below to happen.
The 2017 is our current release and stock is starting to run low, it is still available for purchase online and cellar door. While the 2018 is a pre-sale showcase to give a sample of what’s to come later this year.
2016 Butcher’s Hill Chardonnay – rated 96 points by James Halliday (his words below)
Coal River Valley, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French puncheons (30% new) on full solids with cultured yeast, matured for 10 months. Very elegant, but not the least skinny. Every aspect is finely weighed and balanced. Looks to Chablis.
2017 Butcher’s Hill Chardonnay – rated 95 points by James Halliday (his words below)
A wine of near naked power, the accent on pure white peach/pink grapefruit/Granny Smith apple aromas that ply their trade with equal insistence across the full extent of the bouquet and palate. The finish and aftertaste accentuate the purity of the message.
2018 Butcher’s Hill Chardonnay – yet to be scored!
The 2018 vintage had a slightly warmer than average year, this led to the richness that Butcher’s Hill is known for, however there were no heat spikes through the ripening period that allowed slow and even fruit development. The resulting wine is reminiscent of Grand Cru Chablis with a great deal of energy, tension and vitality. Partial malolactic fermentation (around 50%) allow the wine to combine and create complexity throughout the palate and the use of larger oak barrels (one third new) allows the penetration of ripe stone fruit and floral notes through the grapefruit acidity lingering with a long flinty finish.
– Justin Bubb Wine Maker
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