Raats Stellenbosch Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018 (South Africa) Rated 92VM
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- 90+ Point Wines
- South Africa
VinoUS Media Review
The 2018 Chenin Blanc Old Vine saw half the wine fermented and matured in 300- and 500-liter French oak barrels and half in stainless steel for 11 months. It has a clean, crisp bouquet displaying quite a prominent stoniness that lends a sense of reserve. The palate is well balanced with good weight and intensity on the entry, and lightly honeyed with a touch of spice toward the sappy finish. Drink 2022-2032.(Neal Martin)
Wine Tasting Notes
Honeyed pear, ginger and citrus flavors complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterized by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.