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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2011
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2011
(search item no. 119501)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A powerful nose of guava, lime zest and ripe pear braced by honeysuckle and orange blossoms. A juicy palate with opulent passion-fruit, following through from the nose and finishing off with tart grapefruit characteristics. The refreshing acidity is perfectly counteracted by a creamy mid palate and subtle oak-derived spice. The 2011 vintage is a more fruit-driven style that is fresher and drier comparing to the 2010 vintage. A delightfully accessible wine that is mouth-wateringly moreish.

Partner with shellfish, grilled tuna, grilled sardines, lemon and herb roast chicken, or vegetable stews.

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About Mulderbosch:

Widely recognized as one of South Africa's most iconic producers, Mulderbosch is well-known for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rose and its Bordeaux blend - The Faithful Hound - and is located east of Cape Town in the Stellenbosch Hills. Stellenboxch has a Mediterranean climate that is largely impacted by the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with long, warm summers and cool windy afternoons. Recently acquired by Charles Banks, an American, Mulderbosch has entered an exciting new era of quality. A newly-assembled team promises to re-introduce wine lovers to the many charms of this approachable, easy-drinking, collection of affordable, fun wines. South Africa provokes an unbelieveable platform for making some of the best white wine values in the world.