See what you mean about the wet straw. It’s only a couple of years old but it’s starting to show a bit of development and complexity
Mrs CC: I was just getting some wet twigs.
It’s definitely one of the most interesting noses I’ve enjoyed in a while! It’s not your average chardonnay, and I’m intrigued.
Mrs CC: it feels very rich, unctuous in a good way. Citrus for sure and nice mouthfeel. We took ours out of the fridge at 7.30 so a nice temp now.
Definitely follows through from the nose. The fruit is a bit more prominent with more apricot coming through and a slightly bitter lemon. Lots of vanilla from the oak and a nice touch of caramel. There’s a fair whack of acidity to freshen it all up too!
Gosh it’s bold. Almost savoury.
Oh gawd, this sounds like my dream wine! Wish I could taste some
Mrs CC: I think it’s massive.
Not for you!!!
Boo! I might buy a bottle for later in the year.
I agree with the apricot, really surprisingly acid and mouth puckering but in a good way
And still quite a bit of oak
Ooh I am really enjoying this - I’m not getting overwhelming fruit, but in a good way, it feels light and very refreshing, the acidity is lovely and balanced, very minerally and crisp. Delicious chilled!
Mrs CC: we had a sneaky glass earlier with our BBQ veal and it was good pair. Now going well with Comte, vintage gouda with some Quince cheese. Lovely to drink on a nice evening out of doors.
I think it’s a really good VFM bottle, and something that really justifies it’s price point. Yes, you could probably spend a few quid more and get something a bit more complex, but for the money I think it’s brilliant!
I’m having some cheeky white cheddar and salt biscuits and it is really good