Waterford Staff Party 2.0 (Waterford Wine Co., Milwaukee): Wowza!! Next to all this white burgundy, this is the real deal of regional difference. Just shy of pineapple, much sweeter and richer than the 07 Coche Dury Rougeots Meursault next to it. Smoke, oak, clove, 14.6%ABV, some nuttiness towards the finish. Dare I say, the clock is ticking on this one. DAY 4, still holding on strong, but again the madeira-style nuttiness on the finish makes me wonder. much more focus on the palate today, but there is that circus peanut (also buttered popcorn, maybe they're really one in the same) on the palate and in the aromas.
In line with my previous tastenote. "New world Chardonnay on steroids. Deep yellow color with a surprisingly weak nose. Difficult to actually pick up any specific Chardonnay character. Opened up after some time but still very subdued. Full bodied with lots of creamy, buttery texture and very potent alcohol (14,5%). Distinct oak and acidity. Although strong flavors and very concentrated, the wine is balanced. A fantastic wine but nothing to have on its own. Definitely need food and more tasty things than shellfish."
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