I’m a sucker for a good Chenin Blanc and WA produces some of my favourite CBs! This Tripe.Iscariot ‘Absolution’ 2018 Sec Chenin Blanc from Wilyabrup in Margaret River was a new one for me to try recently. I bought it as a lovely mixed pack of WA Chenin Blancs for Chenin Blanc Day in June.
Remi Guise is the winemaker behind Tripe Iscariot. He hails from South Africa and arrived in Margs in 2007. He’s a popular contender in the Young Guns of Wine (YGOW) awards and was in fact given the Winemaker’s Choice award last year. From offal to Judas Iscariot, I’d highly recommend reading the YGOW bio on Remi and his berry to stalk philosophy.
Now onto the wine. From it’s juicy lemon & lime colour to the wonderful aromas of vanilla scones, refreshing lime and baking spice – it had me mmmm-ing before I even sipped it. In the mouth wonderful notes of white peaches and nectarine plus a touch of savouriness had my tastebuds doing excited somersaults. Every glass made me thirstier for more.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!