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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 88 points

  • Rye toast with an apricot topped by creme fraiche.

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  • For the first time in a little white. Still quite turbid. After about 2 hours open...

    At pop and pour there was a rather abrasive first impression. Not hot, but not to fine. 10-20 minutes in the glass really brought this around, right quick. Showing fruit and such.
    Now back to 2 hours in, ripe ripe, ripe pear fruit aromas. Candied apple. That's the Cheninality shining through? Verging on apple sauce, but that's just getting presumptuous.
    Day 2. Big apple and fruity. Quite decadent, yet drinkable.
    Day 3. Wow. Candied apple aroma. Green apple jolly rancher aroma. I do have a soft spot in my heart for that one. Absolutely wild. On the palate a licorice note, that started to emerge is now more front and center. A little menthol/evergreen. Ripe sweet lime on the palate.
    Day 7. Aromas are still in the same vicinity as day 3. A heady fruit on the palate. Like the wild in wild strawberry, but apple/raspberry.

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  • Beautiful warm deep gold. Apricot, vanilla and floral nose. Rich complex palate. Interesting wine. Not sure what to compare it too - unlike any other chenin blanc I have had.

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  • The end of affairs at the Waterford tasting. Chenin Blanc at both ends of the rainbow. Here, I feel the hand of the winemaker more than I'd like to. That the 2010 Folk Machine CB "skater" that began the tasting was crafted from the same batch of fuit just boggles. With that wine I got a sense that the maker's technique fulfilled the grapes' destinies honestly and deliciously. Here, it seems like the fruit and where it comes from almost doesn't matter. Still pretty tasty, but if anything about sense of place speaks to your soul you might feel as I did the next morning: a little bit dirty.

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  • Apricot -- coming into its own skin contact thing. Ana says "christmas spice". Richard notes "a layered white wine".

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