Straight to the Pool Room – July 2013

Lex Beaux Cailloux

A couple of bargains and a good ‘un:

Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012 – $ – drink 2016

Sacred Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – $ – drink 2014

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Les Beaux Cailloux Chardonnay 2011 – $$$ – drink 2016-2023

Les Beaux Cailloux means ‘the beautiful pebbles’. Geoff Kelly sez, “This may well be the best chardonnay ever made in New Zealand. Sadly it is the last Beaux Cailloux till the 2018 vintage probably. Due to leaf-roll virus, the vineyard has to be completely cleaned out and replanted. Therefore, buy as much as you can afford, and watch wonderful mealy and cashew complexities develop over 5 – 12 years.” I won’t wait 12 years…

PS: Image above from the CR website

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