False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc (Waterkloof) 2017
We WISH you could have been a fly on the wall when we tasted this.
“Holy Waterkloof!!”, “Wowowowowow”, and “I think I just fell in love...wait, how much is this??” was all heard. Just a rip-roaringly excellent, laser-focused, complex and hyper-fresh white that blew away everything else on the tasting bar that day! 91 POINTS Vinous -- jaw-dropping price! Goodness, how do we do it?? $12!!
In 1993 Paul Boutinot commenced his search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. It took ten years to narrow the search down to a small area on the south-facing slopes of the Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay in the Cape. Now he is one of the most respected vintners in the region -- this Chenin Blanc will tell you why!! Chenin EXCELS in South Africa, where it is an iconic grape. We think it’s got beautiful freshness, whiffs and flavors of crisp pears, chamomile tea, apple skin and the barest hint of honeysuckle on the finish -- mostly it’s delicious and zippy and very harmonious -- again, at the price, a shocker!
Just read the Vinous review! “...upfront yellow plum, honeysuckle and broom bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry and slightly waxy in texture. The finish shows wonderful varietal expression, featuring hints of marzipan, crushed almond and fennel. Excellent.”
Seriously delicious summer sipping, kids -- while it lasts! What a deal!
Technical DetailsCountry: South Africa
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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