Region: Gisborne, New Zealand
Vineyard: Te Arai
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Average Price: $23.00
Tasting Notes and thoughts: The nose on the Millton Chenin Blanc is clean and complex boasting a tame yet impressive aroma of golden apple, fresh Meyer lemon and honey. Secondary hints of sweet dough and wet river rock add to this beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc. The palate brings more of the flavors found on the nose with an added granny smith apple and lime touch. The acidity in this wine is moderate plus and near perfect. Clean, searing yet balanced the pristine acid gives way to apricot pit and mineral notes on the finish which last well beyond 30 seconds. Near perfect…
This wine is a pure expression of what Chenin Blanc can bring to the table. Fresh and humble yet purposeful and complex this wine brings with it a near perfect drinking experience for those who appreciate world class white wines. If you can find the Millton Chenin Blanc anywhere please buy it and enjoy on its own or with both goat and hard cheeses. Peter Granoff Master Sommelier, first introduced me to this wine last week and I have been in love ever since. Cheers!
Rating: 4.5 tastevins (food wine, sit down, classic wine)