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2018 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original"

Raats 2018 Original Chenin Blanc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2018

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: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 18, 2019

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chenin Blanc from Raats opens with a very fragrant faint grapefruit bouquet with hints of lemon verbena and cantaloupe. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, mouthwatering and pretty viscous. The flavor profile is a very tasty mineral influenced mild yellow grapefruit with notes of ginger, lime and green apple. I also detected a dash of white pepper towards the end. The finish is dry and refreshing. This very nice Chenin would be perfect with oysters or sushi. 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. The 2018 is a textbook example of old vine Chenin Blanc grown in very specific soil types. 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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