Thomas S. Moore
Chardonnay Finished Bourbon
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Engaging, deep vanilla with sugar cookie and toasted oak. Peach and orange citrus, custard and honey.
Palate: Faint baking spices, can depict cinnamon, but these spices do not intimidate the sweet vanilla. Almonds with maple syrup. Creamy vanilla.
Finish: The vanilla has a bright finish that is elegantly balanced with the oak that lingers.
Comments: Lavishly built and full bodied, exciting to drink with
its gracious balance
Nose: Crème brûlée topped with vanilla ice cream. Dark brown sugar and baked apples round out the nose.
Palate: Much drier than the sweet nose would lead one to expect. Oak tannins bracket the vanilla components, while the apple retreats into the background.
Finish: Dashes of black pepper lead to a spicy finish – a touch of oak.
Comments: After some time in the glass, the vanilla is joined by toffee. Interesting flavor changes from start to finish.