Silkwood The Walcott Chardonnay 2019


If Pemberton is starting to make a mark in the white wines stakes with its Savvy, no one can be in much doubt that it has already done so with Chardonnay. The fruit works extremely well when, as here, there is a little French oak influence to increase texture and complexity. Deep yellow in colour, we have notes of guava, stonefruit, lemon butter on toast and cashews, along with peaches and lemons. There is also a supple texture, with a fine line of bright acidity carrying the wine. Linear in structure, while maintaining elegance, the finish maintains its intensity and lingers attractively. Drink now and for the next three to six years, during which time the score will certainly rise.