Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote: I would never have guessed that it saw some oak.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Do you know if any winery is blending CB with Viognier? Might make an interesting match don`t you think
Peter May wrote:I was at that SAf event yesterday and tasted the Painted Wolf white blend.
Very subdued on the nose but opens up in mouth with lots of complexity and delicious spicy finish.
My local independent has championed Jeremy's wines from the beginning so I'll be getting some bottles.
He makes a good Pinotage too...
Tim York wrote:My son is monopolising the computer and has buried all my bookmarks, so I have just found my way back here. By chance I drank a Savennières Roche aux Moines last night. Very nice and a TN will follow.
I too have little experience of SA Chenin but I did try one which I quite liked about a year ago but cannot remember the producer's name so digging the TN out will be difficult.
PS Not so difficult to find as I feared. Here is my TN of May 3, 2009 -
Lammershoek Chenin Blanc Barrique 2007 – Alc. 14.5% - (€11,50)
Reference to “barrique”, “roble”, “oak- ageing”, “fûts de chêne” always makes me suspicious, so I nearly abstained from buying this bottle in spite of recommendation. I’m glad I did buy it.
C: Light greenish yellow.
N: White fruit with notes of cigar box, sandalwood and nutmeg.
P: Medium bodied, slightly sweet with spicy fruit and a caressing mouth-feel playing variations on the aromas from the nose and showing complexity, good length and enough smooth acidity for balance. Not at all like a Loire chenin but my first from outside that area where I find real interest and character; 16/20 QPR.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Thanks Tim. Do you have any other CB lined up? Roulerie `06 here!
Peter May wrote:Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc, Wilson Ranch, Clarksburg (CA), 2008
Green tint in the glass. Greengage nose, soft, slightly oily on palate, clean fresh (thanks to screw cap closure?), spicy tropical fruits and some grapefruit, dry with 0.6% residual sugar but not sharp or acidic on finish. Rewarding, well crafted wine. 12.5%abv according to label but feels stronger.
$10.49 (+) at Total Wine
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