Interestingly on pouring there was some petillance (tiny bubbles on the inside of the glass). Mid Lemon in colour. Aromas of ripe almost mouldy apple - some quince notes. Medium weight palate. Still good acidity at 8 years. Great texture and a wonderful example of new world Chenin Blanc. — a month ago
50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Disgorged 9/2018. Mostly fruit from 2015. Saline and mineral with slight oxidation. Excellent with food. Punches above its price point. — a month ago
Nose has neverending crushing of flint/granite, warm lemon curd, salted yellow apple slice, cool Asian pear and old, crystalline cheddar.
Palate has ripe pineapple, over-ripe yellow apple, moist chalk/limestone, dried coconut shreds, faint butter notes, table salt with medium acidity. A great wine, slow oxidation for 2H then decanted 3H, so many years in front of this amazing bottle. Drink this 2026-2030 from proper storage.
Pre-birthday dinner for our dear COVID bubble friend; we've only allowed one of our close friends into the house for almost the past year, tonight we're celebrating that he's one year older than me. 😉 — 15 days ago
Fantastic depth of flavour. Top Class. Through the butterflied lamb on the BBQ and enjoy. — 15 days ago