Millton

Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc

8.98 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Douglas Braun

2017 vintage - white peach , floral with background honey and musk - nice med acidity - will be looking for Chenin s from NZ delicious

2017 vintage - white peach , floral with background honey and musk - nice med acidity - will be looking for Chenin s from NZ delicious

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2021
Ron R
8.9

Wine Enthusiast lavished this with 97 pts, and personally, I beg to differ...
As with this varietal, complexity of flavors and perfume come along for the ride. The initial experience on the nose is predominantly notes of Yuzu and tangerine peel. Palate is piercing and close to gunpowder dry. It’s tense and nervy, with a hint of salinity. From a style perspective, if you enjoy CB, this is for you. For me, this is searing, and needs fatty foods to help it relax.

Wine Enthusiast lavished this with 97 pts, and personally, I beg to differ...
As with this varietal, complexity of flavors and perfume come along for the ride. The initial experience on the nose is predominantly notes of Yuzu and tangerine peel. Palate is piercing and close to gunpowder dry. It’s tense and nervy, with a hint of salinity. From a style perspective, if you enjoy CB, this is for you. For me, this is searing, and needs fatty foods to help it relax.

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2020
Tom Balamaci

Beeswax. Dark yellow. Complex.

Beeswax. Dark yellow. Complex.

Jul 19th, 2020
Muralee Murugesu

Bit disappointing as it is but mellowed signifiantes like an aged wine. Lost its creamyness. List of orange in colour, dried fruit with tartness. Not sure what I expected (crisp, clean and cream)

Bit disappointing as it is but mellowed signifiantes like an aged wine. Lost its creamyness. List of orange in colour, dried fruit with tartness. Not sure what I expected (crisp, clean and cream)

Feb 28th, 2020
Romain Stamm

Really enjoyed the toast and oak notes.

Really enjoyed the toast and oak notes.

Sep 22nd, 2019
TJ Maxwell

TJ had this 2 years ago

TJ had this 2 years ago

Mar 5th, 2019
Kristine Salm

Kristine had this 2 years ago

Kristine had this 2 years ago

Nov 12th, 2019
Amon Carson

Amon had this 2 years ago

Amon had this 2 years ago

Aug 4th, 2019