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2019 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original"

Raats 2019 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 6, 2021

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chenin Blanc from South Africa opens with a mild honey and quince bouquet with hints of green apple, wet gravel and nutmeg. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied, balanced, soft and easy to drink. The flavor profile is tasty mild mineral infused light lemon with notes white tea and Anjou pear. We also detected a hints of honeydew melon and caramel green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors and pleasant acidity fade away nicely. The Panel would pair this Chenin Blanc well-chilled with raw bar or at the beach with a cheese platter with crackers. Enjoy – KWGTP

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 19th year of production, it boasts an unquestionable consistency in quality and style. Bursting with fresh fruit flavors, this vibrant wine displays a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine reveals zesty citrus flavors and a long mineral finish.

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