Emile's top three wines at the moment are:
In all facets this wine sits in the highly prestigious ‘summer smashers’ list. Perhaps the name alludes to the childhood desire to stare at the sun with full consciousness of the consequences. However the only sting this wine leaves you with is a mouth puckering, thirst quenching, blast of refreshing citrus. Yet before you have even so much as looked in the direction of the sun, you will have already been convinced by the waft of flowers that protrude the angular walls of glass containing your liquid gold. Thus a fresh, well balanced, clean, skux wine, obviously deserves to be involved in the ‘summer smasher’ sector.
My flatmate reckons he hates chardonnay. I respectfully told him he was wrong and devised a plan to prove him otherwise. I tried various methods and styles but to no avail, it still has “dat chardonnay taste doe”, However one day a bit of lightning struck our glasses (presumably evident in the above photo) after the last drop i hit him with “80% chardonnay bruh”, Id got him. In Fact the Carte Blanche sat higher than the almighty Sebastian Riffault Les Quaterons, which evidence suggests is sure to convert any natural wine skeptic. Thus the textuallyroundboiledpearcrispapplenuttyfinishcitrusbomb that is the carte blanche is a regular drinker for us, a beautiful wine that despite all odds doesn't have “dat chardonnay taste”.
Contrary to the previously aforementioned ‘summer smashers’ it is only appropriate to introduce another school of wine, the ‘after dinner couch sipper’ list. There are a few quintessential rules to this list, though to some degree they get thrown out the window depending on the kai consumed and the couch in question. For me this one is a pretty big vibe. Enough acidity to settle a full belly, enough fruit to be one of those healthy desserts and enough body and complexity to keep you on the couch for a while. Although, if cooled slightly the acidity tightens up, whilst not quite reaching the ‘summer smashers’ list it certainly is a suitable submission to any ‘summer sippers’ list.
If the opportunity did present itself, one would appropriately consume these wines in the order that follows Staring At The Sun (cold) Carte Blanche (relatively cold) Les Paradetes (relatively uncold)