Greg Sherwood MW reviews Cathy Marshall
Greg Sherwood MW has recently written a glowing review of Catherine Marshall’s 2019 vintage of Chenin Blanc Fermented in Clay, awarding it 96+ points:
‘This beautiful Chenin Blanc really is a gorgeous wine. I loved the 2017 and 2018 but this 2019 seems to reach an even higher, more honed level of quality and purity. The aromatics combine intense notes of crushed gravel, dusty baked granite, dried straw and hints of fynbos and white lilies with nuances of dried pineapple slices, fresh yellow orchard fruits and a delicate pinch of fresh lemon peel. The palate is fabulously broad, glycerol and mouth coating with multi-layers of tart bright pineapple pastille, crunchy green pears, lemon cordial and a subtle hint of tart juicy tangerine fruit. Lovely stone fruit characters resonate on the palate with an incredible intensity, a piercing line of acidity and the most agreeable, integrated liquid minerality on the finish. Undoubtedly a great vintage handle expertly by Cathy with just that extra little ‘je ne sais pas’ added by the fermentation in the clay amphorae. I’m utterly smitten by this delicious, soulful wine.’
You can also see him tasting and talking about it with Greg Sherwood MW on his Instagram page.