Journey’s End, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2011
It’s the ultimate endurance test, the very symbol and spirit of the Olympics itself. This is the end of the journey and, fittingly, we have an aptly-named wine to go with it. The final event of the athletics calendar requires a wine that sets off with the stamina of the Duracell bunny. Chardonnay can sometimes be fatiguing but not this long distance runner. Sip and savour its golden glow, understated, leesy nuttiness and delicious freshness on a long, long finish.