Blankbottle Moment of Silence 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 22, 2017
- Last modified: September 22, 2017
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier from 7 sites, some quite old, in Wellington; this was wild-fermented in very old French oak where it aged for 1 year on the lees before being blended and bottled. Creamy, expansive and textural, but with an effortless and gentle lightness from the thin, driving vein of acidity that streams along. Lovely ripe pear, quince and pear skin is balanced well with lees and the comfort of older wood. There is a kelp/saline note that weaves throughout the weighted, lees-lined palate, up to the fantastic buzzy lemon thistle along the warming (14%) finish. Chenin clearly rules here, with the rivet of acidity throughout to the slight bump of warmth on the finish.