Aylesbury Estate The Pater Series Ferguson Valley Chardonnay 2022


The name, ‘Ferguson Valley’, seems to be appearing more and more on top-notch wines from the West, especially Chardonnay. This is another very fine example. Wild fermentation and the best part of a year in French oak with only 4,000 bottle production. A gleaming pale gold hue. This is taut, concentrated, complex and focused and the oak is integrating well. Notes of melons, cashews, nutmeg, nectarines, peaches and lemon meringue. Juicy flavours and excellent structure with fine acidity, balance and impressive length. This has some real improvement ahead of it, though rather delicious now. Drink for five years.