Now over 10 years old, this wine retains the Nyetimber signature of freshness and complexity, characteristics that combine to make Nyetimber so special.
White flowers, limes, white grapefruit are the leading sensations on the nose, whilst spices, vanilla and hints of toast add a further dimension.
On the palate, fresh citrus and lively acidity give this wine a great entry, whilst roasted nut flavours provide complexity. The wine is vibrant and linear with excellent creamy bubbles to make the mouthfeel balanced and pleasing.
The 1998 vintage has enjoyed the media spotlight during 2009 by achieving not only a Gold Medal in the 2009 Chardonnay du Monde competition but also a place in the top ten wines out of the whole competition of around 1000 wines. Not long after that in April, on the occasion of the G20 Summit hosted by Britain, it was served to Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and other world leaders at a Downing Street reception where they were gathered for dinner after the day’s conference.
Gold Medal Chardonnay du Monde competition 2009
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009