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#TWSTaste: Your #faveSocietywines! [23rd May 2019 8-9pm]

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#22

Mrs CC: getting the vanilla, with a slight back note of petrol.


#23

Thanks @Leah
It’s good to be here :raised_hands:


#24

I’m just going to be lurking for the white. I’m not a white drinker but am prepared to try, but I don’t have the vocabulary so will just try and identify what you good folk are suggesting.


#25

we are a group and variously getting white chocolate, others vanilla, green apple and peach. Getting more as it warms.


#26

Ooh, lots of lovely aromas going on, it seems! Let’s dive in for a taste! What d’ya reckon?


#27

White peach, cream, struck match, passion fruit - it’s quite an elegant New World Chardonnay. Normally I find them quite blowsy.


#28

Lovely acidity to keep the ripeness in check :+1:


#29

Mrs CC : tastes a bit of vanilla with lots of pepper


#30

a super example of cool climate Chardonnay, if anyone has a bowl of toasted flaked almonds handy it’s a perfect match


#31

What is the word for a viscous wine? In whisky terms I would say this has legs.


#32

Woah, oak on the palate. Quite savoury, warming, textured. Toast, cream, apricot pit.


#33

Very firm on the palate. The creaminess follows through supporting the acidity.
A nice long finish too.
This needs some food


#34

Dry, high acid - linear & racy. Loads of minerality. Lemon, peaches, apricot, cream, smoke, saline, even a little white pepper spice. Med body, long.


#35

This hasn’t hit its prime by any means yet. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with vanilla and again some liquorice coming through. Really good body with a chalkiness and bitter kumquats on the finish. This is lovely and balanced quite nicely even with the high acidity. I think it will get better.


#36

Ooo, bitter kumquats - nice one. I can get that now. The finish keeps going


#37

Ooh I hadn’t picked up on the pepperiness but I really see what you guys mean!

EPIC tasting note! :smiley:

I’m surprised by how fresh and pure this is, despite its lovely creamy texture!


#38

There’s a heck of a lot going on with this - from soft and gentle beginnings, it has become rich, orangey, honeyed, opulent, with pink grapefruit and mandarins. Just a touch of anise - beautiful. Can definitely see why it’s a medal winner.


#39

I usually find whites just too acidic for me but this is surprisingly smooth. I definitely get the peach and maybe the vanilla, also possibly a little kerosene (or something) on the nose. But I’m actually quite liking it; could grow on me.


#40

I don’t normally reach for a Chardonnay but this one is making me change my mind.


#41

Good call! Get that now.