2014 Intellego Chenin BlancChenin Blanc from South Africa
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This is a 50/50 blend of two parcels in the Swartland. One granitic site in Paardeberg and the other being sandy clay over gravel in the southern hills of Swartland facing Cape...
- 93 Jamie Goode - www.wineanorak.com
- 90 Wine Spectator
93 Jamie Goode - www.wineanorak.com
A lovely Chenin combining richness and complexity. Textured and fresh with rich pear and apple fruit. Very fine.
90 Wine Spectator
Ripe and flattering in feel, with ginger, orange curd and dried peach notes, backed by a waxy texture and a lingering straw accent on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,600 cases made.
This is a 50/50 blend of two parcels in the Swartland. One granitic site in Paardeberg and the other being sandy clay over gravel in the southern hills of Swartland facing Cape Town. The former site bring fresh and mineral notes while the latter parcel has this high-toned, floral aromas and flavors. The grapes are hand-harvested and pressed whole bunch straight into a mixture of neutral French barriques and puncheons. They age 9 months on the gross lees and racked only once two days before bottling. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered. A lovely Chenin combining richness and complexity. High-toned aromas of rich pear, apples with roasted hazelnuts. Bright, juicy and concentrated with plenty of mouthwatering acidity keeping everything reeled in. Hints of citrus fruits on the palate bring a more linear dimension than the nose shows. Great breadth for a wine with such a light, deft touch. -- IMPORTER
93 - Jamie Goode - www.wineanorak.com
90 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||honeysuckle, quince, melon and cantaloupe|
|Nose||honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon and kiwi|