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2012 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Old Vine"

Raats 2012 Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: June 12, 2014

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chenin Blanc from South Africa opens with a green apple and wet stone bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty Anjou pear with nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of ginger ale and light lemon. The finish is dry and rather refreshing. This Chenin is very much a quaffing wine that calls out for a second glass and bacon wrapped scallops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This transcendent bottling from Chenin master Bruwer Raats sets the standard for South African Chenin Blanc. Rich and intense, Old Vine Chenin Blanc is a profound wine that strikes a perfect balance between elegance and power. It offers luscious flavors of honeyed pear, fig and citrus fruit, with an intense, mouthwatering minerality. Appealing notes of ginger and spice carry through on the lengthy finish.

Organic status: not organic

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