Available from O’Briens
Also from O’Briens, the latest vintage of Etoile from James Kinglake of Domaine Begude. I am a big fan of his Le Bel Ange (great value at €12.99), but this Chardonnay is his finest wine yet. Impeccably balanced peach and orange fruits, with a touch of toasty oak, plush but refreshing with excellent length. A seriously good wine at a bargain price. I tried it alongside a very posh Puligny-Montrachet, both from the same vintage. At this stage the Etoile comfortably outclassed it at a third of the price.