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2016 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original Unwooded"

Raats 2016 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original Unwooded"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 20, 2017

Wine Review: This very pale straw colored Chenin Blanc from Raats is a great value! It opens with an attractive fragrant floral and ripe pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a very tasty lemon-lime blend with beautifully integrated minerality. I also detected hints of Anjou pear and pineapple. The finish is pleasantly dry and clean. You could certainly quaff this wine. It will not last long. If there is some left for dinner, pair it with a linguine with white clam sauce dish. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Original Chenin is crafted without the use of any oak in order to preserve the wine's "original," vibrant fresh fruit character. Now in its 16th year of production, it boasts an unquestionable consistency in quality and style. This classic Chenin Blanc is bursting with flavors of golden delicious apple and pineapple, with notes of green melon and zesty lime and a long mineral finish.

Organic status: not organic

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