Davenport Vineyards - 2018
Latest release of this stunning wine from the exceptional 2018 vintage. The long, hot summer provided the perfect conditions for making great wines full of ripe fruit flavours.
The days of dismissing English wines are, happily, long behind us and all that remains is to convert all our winemakers to organic practices. It’s something that Will Davenport has taken to like a duck to water and his vibrant, super-fresh, citrus white is a joy to drink. As a light to medium-bodied white, you want to serve it with a dish not too strong in flavour.
17/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Perfumed, cobnuts, linden flower. A trace of honey. Ineffably elegant, dried citrus rind tracing through a finely sculpted palate of white peaches. Shimmering shafts of lemon acidity. Just a tiny bit of crushed almonds and freshly picked elderflower blossom. Complex, a tapestry of flavours and filigree-threaded diamond-cut texture. Beautiful wine. This is surely the holy grail of English still white wine. Good value.’ Tamlyn Currin, June 2018 (2016 vintage)