Deliciously full-bodied and elegantly expressive, the Tierhoek Chenin Blanc strikes a perfect balance between quality and affordability. An intricately woven palate showcases sophisticated mineral characters that sparkle with steely intensity alongside ripe stone fruit flavours. While delicately spiced oak characters add texture and opulent length to the wine. The wine’s mouth-watering profile develops on the palate, revealing a backdrop of cleansing acidity that rolls in a lingering finish. It’s layered sophistication makes this a perfect food Chenin.
Fresh and accessible, the Kloof Street Chenin Blanc from Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines shows a beautifully balanced profile, layered with mineral and tropical fruit characters. The nose is characterised by wet granite and alluring sun-ripened pear aromas that are met with vibrant acidity on a rounded palate. Intriguing pithy characters develop on the mid-palate, adding interest to the wine’s complex profile. The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc concludes its elegant performance on the palate with a fresh, mineral-toned finish.
The AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc is an excellent gift for anyone who loves this variety. It hails from the trendy Swartland wine district.
This wine show praiseworthy texture and good weight on the palate as a result of considerable time spent on the lees.
The aromas on the nose showcase an abundance of flint with orange blossom, white stone fruit and honey on the nose. Expect similar notes on the appealing palate.
Flotsam & Jetsam is a side project of wonderkids Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards, the idea being ‘hopefully to show that ’workhorse grapes’ can make lekker wine’. Pear, white and yellow peach, a little straw and some leesy complexity. Lovely concentration, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. Remarkable quality relative to price.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100
In appearance the Chenin Blanc from Delaire Graff Estate shows a delicate golden wheat colour that sparkles in the glass. Expect to encounter an intricately layered profile that is characterised by ripe tropical fruit and uplifting citrus notes that exist against a decadent backdrop of honey and almonds. A sophisticated mineral undertone tempers the intense fruit characters of the mid-palate, creating a superbly balanced flavour profile that rewards the senses.
The Antebellum Chenin Blanc originates from the Swartland district. Of the grapes, 60% were fermented in stainless steel tanks without cooling, while 40% were fermented in French oak barrels.
The nose is stunningly fragrant with pleasing notes of wild honey and delicate citrus. These aromas continue onto the palate along with lemon and ripe apple. This wine pairs beautifully with shellfish. It can also be enjoyed with roast duck with balsamic figs and crispy leeks.