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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2009
De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2009
(search item no. 113718)
boutique wine
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#93 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Pale, bright gold. Gentle, yet powerful nose simply oozes with class. Notes of citrus, lime and honey with some toasty nuts and rich vanilla. Well weighted mouth with layers of flavor along the lines suggested by the nose. Lime and honey tend to show more with some time in the mouth. Smooth, effortless flow across the palate. Still has a fresh, lively acidity that highlights the flavors. Super drink now yet has all the potential to develop over the next two to three years. Or more!

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About De Morgenzon:

De Morgenzon is Dutch for "the morning sun," a fitting name for this boutique property high on the Stellenboschkloof, which is the first to be touched by the rising sun's rays. De Morgenzon's high altitude vineyards command sweeping views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Embracing the philosophy that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes, proprietors Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum have established De Morgenzon as a 91 hectare garden interspersed with 55 hectares of carefully tended vineyards, where abundant wildflowers flourish between the vines. The vineyards are currently farmed naturally, and the estate is in the process of converting to organic farming.