Vintage 1997 / Gem from my own cellar 🙂 J’adore J’adore J’adore #cheninblanc #coteauxdelaubance Pure nectar. Amazing mahony colour almost brown (ai ai I thought) but awesome fresh! Chenin is really amazing. Turkish delight and honey. Perfect balance. If God exists He has something to do with these wines, I am sure. Deep bow for MR. Richou in Mozé sur Louet. Terrific wine. /Partnered it with Blue d’Auvergne and Shropshire Blue. — 3 months ago
@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Raats Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Seventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fifth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chenin Blanc by Bruwer Raats from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months with separate aging for nine months. The first half in new oak French oak and the rest in stainless steel. Only 61 cases produced with 46 being auctioned in 2018.
Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some floral and spiced notes. Medium acidity (7/10) and light plus bodied. Good amount of minerals and lemon zest with a nice mouthfeel. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.
$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,235.00 ($38.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,400.00 ($40.04 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).
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— 19 days ago
As close to Saumur as American Chenin gets. Extraordinary! #cheninblanc — 21 days ago
Deep, amber colour. Clean and pronounced aromas of stewed apricot, caramel, fig, linden flower and golden raisin. Palette follows with raisins, a subtle nuttiness with a superb balance of sugar and acid. Would be fantastic if paired with creme brûlée! #cheninblanc #loirevalley — a month ago
Vintage 2015 / vieilles vignes vines from #cheninblanc on schist. Amazing smell. Pear, apricot, tropical fruit. And green spices: coriander, hint of parsley. Also an impression of honey. Good acidity. Well balanced. Good effort of Agnès and René Mosse. From #anjou but #vindefrance. Partnered it with red gurnard and a tomatosauce, then with cheeses. — 3 months ago