Danbury Ridge Chardonnay 2018
Incredible - we tasted this on release alongside Napa, Macon & Côte d'Or - who knew a vineyard in Essex could produce wine of this calibre? Well, we suspected - winemaker Liam Idzikowski is already a UK superstar - but the extraordinary texture and density of this white wine has to be tasted to be believed. Ageworthy too - bags of structure and alcohol (14%) and some notably moderate acidity (thank you, Essex). This I think shows just how important a vineyard site can be. Rare at only 5,005 bottles produced.