Raats Original Unwooded Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2019 (South Africa) Rated 91WA
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- 90+ Point Wines
- South Africa
Wine Advocate Review
On the nose of the 2019 Original Chenin Blanc, peach skin, pineapple and honeysuckle all pop out of the glass with precision, followed by wet stone and fresh lemon pith. There is no oak to speak of on the palate. The medium-bodied wine shows its freshness in the mouth along with additional flavors of banana peel and pear slices across the mid-palate. It's a beautiful wine that shows precision, mineral tension and fresh fruit flavors, ending with a lingering finish that delivers pleasure to the drinker. This wine is delicious and is also a great value. Bravo! Drink now-2029.
Wine Tasting Notes
The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavors. The wine ends with zesty citrus flavors, and has a long mineral finish. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 17th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
100% Chenin Blanc