This sublime bottling from Chenin master Bruwer Raats sets the standard for South African Chenin Blanc, consistently garnering 90+ Wine Spectator raves. A portion of the wine is fermented and aged in barrel, resulting in a rich, profound offering that strikes a perfect balance between elegance and power. Luscious flavors of honeyed pear, butterscotch, citrus, and ginger and delicate hints of mineral and spice carry through on the seemingly endless finish.
"Ripe, but remarkably lithe and elegant, with tangy mineral, chamomile and honeysuckle notes leading the way for ginger, pear and cardamom flavors. The long, bracing finish leaves lingering bitter almond and peach pit notes."
October 15, 2007