quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Blankbottle Casting for Chris And Becoming Paultext
92POINTS
17/20

Blankbottle Casting for Chris And Becoming Paul 2015

Darling, Coastal Region, South AfricaLow intervention = you have to know more. Pieter H. Walser must sure know a lot, considering the myriad of wines he makes every year (from some 60+ vineyards around South Africa). Old vine chenin blanc from Darling makes up this wine, one that has spent time in older wood before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Flax, hay is textured with a salty lemon, wild herbs and subtle fennel. Lemon acidity carries a kelp / saline note throughout its fluid streamlined, lees-lined form, to a salted almond finish. Drinking beautifully now, but this will certainly last and grow with time. Drink at cellar temperature over and evening and enjoy.Tasted: 29 May 2017Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: BlankbottleDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: Chenin Blanc