A wine that will divide opinions Champ Divin Pollux Côtes du Jura 2009, France (£17.20 Tanners) An assault on the senses, almost like a cross between plump Chardonnay and cider that has then been infused with lots of briny/yeasty character, along with nuances of herbs and fennel. Intriguing, certainly, but […]

Champ Divin Pollux Côtes du Jura 2009, France

Three different Chardonnays, three different countries, three different styles… Champ Divin Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 2013, France (£15.60 Tanners) Sets precise citrus fruit against muskier pineapple and hazelnut flavours, and adds is flor-like élevage elements for good measure. Lovely fresh, complex style, shames many similarly-priced Burgundies. S Torres Gran Viña Sol […]

Chardonnays from Jura, Spain & Chile

Two more wines from this producer coming soon, in there meantime, these sparklers deserve attention Champ Divin Crémant du Jura Zéro Dosage 2012, France (£15.80 Tanners) Confident, sleek young wine, has the crisp apple bite you expect with no dosage, but there’s enough yeasty pineapple and caramelised apple flavour to […]

Two Crémant du Jura from Champ Divin

Penultimate post with the cruddy camera…but some unusual wines to take your fancy. Grace Koshu Kayagatake 2009, Japan (£15.49 Hallgarten Druitt) Clean, crisp & fresh, has a citrus minerally bite and soft peachy fruit, gentle but hardly inspiring. C+ Grace Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2009, (Japan £ 18.99 Hallgarten Druitt) […]

Japan, Savoie, Estremadura, La Clape & Winifred – white wines ...