Wolfburn Aurora – reviewed by Dave Broom23 September 2016
Some citric vibrancy and chilli heat, then a touch of cut capsicum opens things, but immediately this is swept away by estery fruits: fresh pear, Russet apple. Then comes lawnmower box, dewed grass and lightly Sherried warmth rises: nuts and fruit cake mix. With water, proving dough – then the pears again.
Very gentle, fruity palate with excellent feel. Shows impressive palate weight for such a youngster. The wood is handled lightly. In fact, there’s as much creamy vanilla and soft fruits as there is overt Sherry. Already well-balanced. With water it is all about feel and, while it shows its youth slightly at the end, that’s no drawback to its enjoyment. Recommended.
I continue to be blown away by this newcomer; marked in its competitive set.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Cutting the grass for the last time, air filled again with spring.