Aged in 20 months in barrel. All used oak. Large & small barrels.
The nose reveals; a touch of funk, sour notes on the fruit, blackberries, blue & purple fruits, black raspberries, black licorice, whiff of herbaceous notes, some white & black pepper, dark rich soils, black cherry cola, crush rocks, soft wood notes with; violets, lavender, red & purple flowers.
The body is medium with firm, tarry, chewy tannins. The fruits are bright and juicy and falls into dusty dark earthiness. Sour notes on the fruit, blackberries, blue & purple fruits, black raspberries, black licorice, whiff of herbaceous notes, some white & black pepper, dark rich soils, sandstone, black cherry cola, crush rocks, dry stones, soft wood notes with; violets, lavender, red & purple flowers. The acidity is high and waterfallish. The finish is leaner, nicely balanced & ripe.
Photos of; the entrance to Waterford, tasting patio, Waterford grounds and large tasting table.
— 2 years ago
12’ Archery Summit Arcus Estate.
Drinking it out of an old Robert Mondavi Waterford Pinot Noir glass. Had to of purchased it over 20 years ago. Had two, broke one. Now it’s Zalto Burg glasses. Getting old!
Wasn’t showing as well or year ago. A short 20 minute decanting & it’s ready!
Color Dark ruby(through to the edge)
Palate-Glowing core of black currant, plum, floral notes. Structured acidity to the bitter end. Excellent depth & a long finish . 10 great years in it. — 3 years ago
This is an old vine Chardo nnay from 30 year old vines. It spends 9 months in 1-3 year old used oak barrels.
The nose reveals; big butter, buttered popcorn, green apple, old lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, butterscotch, creme brûlée, caramel notes, toast with yellow lilies/flowers.
The body is full, thick and just a touch waxy. Butter, buttered popcorn, green apple, old lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, butterscotch, creme brûlée, caramel notes, honey notes, toast, nice volcanic minerality with yellow lilies/flowers. Big, round wonderful acidity and a rich, lush, well balanced finish that persists.
Photos of; their tasting patio, etched concrete egg, Estate vines and the manmade pond on the property for aesthetics and reserve water vine irrigation. — 2 years ago
@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Waterford Estate Cape Winemakers Guild ‘1988 Kept Aside’ Chardonnay.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Eighth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and sixth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Kevin Arnold from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months on the lees with no malolactic fermentation. Only 50 cases produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Sadly this was Kevin's last year as a member of the Guild as he has decided to retire.
Light greenish yellow in appearance, seeming insanely young. Creamy nose with some light butter, green tree fruits, and some citrus zest. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with some light butterscotch, overripe green apples, peaches and minerality on the back end. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2024.
$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,422.00 ($40.30 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,200.00 ($49.46 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).
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— 3 years ago
Second white wine on the wine drive at Waterford. Light greenish yellow. A little creamy on the nose with notes of apples and citrus fruits. Richer than the last. Solid acidity on the palate (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus body. Fresh palate with apples and citrus fruits. A touch creamy mouthfeel in the palate. Long finish. Drink till 2022.
Aged for 9 months in 24% new French oak barrels and 3,250 cases produced. — 3 years ago
@Delectable This is 2018 Chenin Blanc.
This is an old vine Chenin. The wine averaged about 40 years.
The nose reveals, wet wool, tropical fruit blend, lemon curd, ripe pineapple, white peach, some lime, soft crisp yet grippy minerality with Jasmine and yellow lilies.
The body is thick and full. wet wool, tropical fruit blend, lemon curd, ripe pineapple, white peach, some lime, honey notes, hint of salted caramel, soft crisp yet grippy minerality with Jasmine and yellow lilies. Beautiful round acidity and rich, lush well polished finish.
This will benefit with five plus years in bottle.
Photos of; the logo art in their tasting room, cellar tasting room, barrel room and Estate vines with beautiful lush green mountains painting the background. — 2 years ago
Leathery ripe red fruits with some nervy pepper notes. Good effort! — 2 years ago
@Delectable Wine this is the Waterford Estate The Library Collection Edition: Grenache Blanc
Last wine to try at the Waterford Estate. Light pale yellow. Light and refreshing nose with white flowers, citrus fruits and melon. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and light bodied. Light and fruity on the palate with lots of tropical notes. Medium plus acidity. Drink till 2020. — 3 years ago
Delightful when sipped from Waterford crystal flutes while watching the new season of Black Mirror by the fire on New Year's Eve. — 3 years ago