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Stellenrust “48” Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012


Yesterday the Chenin Blanc Winter Showcase hosted by the Chenin Blanc Association – wines made in a “richer, fuller, riper style” which will make good drinking in the cold months ahead available for tasting. Even so, I would contend there’s been a … [Read more...]

Amatra Chenin Blanc 2013

Tracking upwards.

Big jump in quality from the maiden vintage 2012 to the 2013 of the Amatra Chenin Blanc as made by Catherine Marshall from Elgin grapes. Whereas the 2012 was ultimately a bit plain (see here) the 2013 shows the benefits of a winemaker getting to know … [Read more...]

Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2013

A belter.

Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2013 is the kind of wine that stops you in your tracks. Grapes come from a block planted by current winemaker Danie Steytler Junior’s great grandfather in 1947 (thought to be the second oldest in the country after the … [Read more...]

The Winery of Good Hope Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2013

Amaglug glug.

That The Winery of Good Hope believes in Chenin Blanc as a variety is demonstrated by the fact that they currently offer four different versions, these being Radford Dale Renaissance, Land of Hope Reserve, Vinum and The Winery of Good Hope Bush … [Read more...]

Chenin Blanc – The Unplayed Card?

Top 100 SA Wines

“There should be more excitement about South Africa. The gap in price between entry level and fine wine is smaller than any other country in the world,” says Tim Atkin MW and in South Africa to chair the fourth annual Top 100 SA Wine … [Read more...]

Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2011


Over the weekend, two wines from Wellington producer Bosman Family Vineyards designated as “Special Vineyard Selection”, meaning that they were made from grapes harvested from older vineyards which over decades have proved to produce superior … [Read more...]