★ Review: Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (Wine Barrel / 2016)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae 2016 - Wine Barrel


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20


New Entry! YAY! Acquired in August 2016. First year I wasn’t able to help pick flowers. Sorry Shaun. Sat upright at 40F for 2 months and split 2 ways in Teku glassware.

A – Looks like Vera of yore. An orange, golden glow, incredible clarity with a solid white tight bubbly head of 2 fingers that fades to a thin line. Huge whip of air on the cap-pop but no gushing.

S – Smells great even young, Earthy, juicy, orange skins, floral, herbal with a peppery grass-like smell and tart brett.

T – Holy Hell. This is amazing! It’s so wine forward, so tannic, acidic but not sour. Juicy sweet oranges and lemon juice. Tart then the sweetness fades mid-way through and you’re left with this likely tart wheat cracker flavor with hay-characteristics and oak.

M – Fantastic carb, tingly on the tongue but then it thins out at the end.

O – I thought this being so young in the bottle that it wouldn’t develop so many great flavors. I can’t wait to see how this tastes 2 years from now!

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae 2016 - Wine Barrel

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae 2016 - Wine Barrel

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