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2006 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original - Unwooded"

Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original - Unwooded"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Coastal Region

State or country: South Africa

Price: $13

Cases produced: 1,050

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: July 14, 2007

Wine Review: This light wine has a light refreshing citrus bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, a touch tart, and very refreshing. This wines flavor profile is very much like a granny smith apple with a touch of grapefruit. The finish is quite dry and subtle. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The reason why we call this wine "Original" Chenin is because often the natural fruit flavors in wine are dominated by overoaking. Therefore we returned to the "ORIGINAL" fruit flavors of the Chenin grape. The wine shows big pineapple, golden delicious apple and ripe pear whitefruit with a hint of citrus and orange peel. Concentrated mid pallet with a mineral and soft acidity on the finish. This wine shows great balance between structure and freshness. We especially recommend this wine to compliment spicy dishes, and sushi with wasabi.

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