Kicked off with another hugely successful Exhibition Cape Chenin which is just as good as the ‘19 vintage. This wine is wonderfully textured and although quite linear and dry leaves you with a certain creaminess, reminiscent of fresh cashew nuts.
It also highlights the success of the Exhibition wines and having downed enough of the Langhe Nebbiolo to sink a battle ship this summer a resolution has been made to explore more from the range.
Moving on to this evening’s offering sees my first taste of Vińa Cubillo. There’s definitely a lot going on here but after only 30 minutes from opening its beginning to settle down. Fruit forward, good crunchy acidity and those spicy, coconut notes imparted by oak contact without the wine somehow being oaky if that makes sense. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves over the next 24 hours.
Happy weekend everyone!