With over two years bottle-age, the Coriole The Optimist Chenin Blanc opens up foxy and heady with musk. Quince and honeydew begin to appear, together with a complex sherbet aroma reminiscent of aged Vouvray. With more breathing, barrel-ferment notes become evident, together with rich tropical fruit. The wine smells like a bowl of summer fruits. The palate is rich with herbals and a light custardy texture - creamy and leesy. Tropical fruits and refreshing sherbet flavours, rounded out in the mouth with yeasty, bready undertones. The finish carries firm rhubarb acid, dry and almost tannic in its complexity which should ensure a few more years of vitality in the cellar.