Alheit Vineyards

Cartology Bushvines Chenin Blanc Blend

9.1154 ratings
9.162 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc, Sémillon
Blue Cheese, Fruit Desserts, Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Corey Zamora, CSW

Such an intense wine. Bursting with florals and beeswax. Finish goes on and on

Such an intense wine. Bursting with florals and beeswax. Finish goes on and on

Aug 13th, 2017
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

Really love this stuff. It's beginning to define a whole new category of sa wine and is so unique. More Rhone white that Loire, the wines is rich, creamy, round and concentrated without being overripe.

Really love this stuff. It's beginning to define a whole new category of sa wine and is so unique. More Rhone white that Loire, the wines is rich, creamy, round and concentrated without being overripe.

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2016
Adam K.

Holy moly, this is stellar juice. Immensely concentrated, lush and near-creamy texture with killer acidity. Finishes a touch hot, but who cares? This is dope.

Holy moly, this is stellar juice. Immensely concentrated, lush and near-creamy texture with killer acidity. Finishes a touch hot, but who cares? This is dope.

Jun 16th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

Really fun expression of old vine Chenin, there's so much of it down there, great to see it made with respect.

Really fun expression of old vine Chenin, there's so much of it down there, great to see it made with respect.

Nov 12th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

Dig it. Classic SA Chenin field blend. Rich, nimble, honeyed.

Dig it. Classic SA Chenin field blend. Rich, nimble, honeyed.

Sep 19th, 2016
Evan Keaschuk

Rich and ripe, slightly oily texture, though lovely acidity. This is a great example of where the future of South African wine is headed

Rich and ripe, slightly oily texture, though lovely acidity. This is a great example of where the future of South African wine is headed

Aug 31st, 2016
Chris Ursini

Brand Manager Chambers & Chambers

9.0

Chenin & Semillon blend from South Africa. Funk with richness. Just a touch hot, but good

Chenin & Semillon blend from South Africa. Funk with richness. Just a touch hot, but good

Aug 28th, 2016
Vino Kaela

Bright melon and orchard fruits with a distinctly natural earthyness. 2012 is showing up nicely in the glass with a good intensity and a roundness on the palate. #Capesomm #WOSA

Bright melon and orchard fruits with a distinctly natural earthyness. 2012 is showing up nicely in the glass with a good intensity and a roundness on the palate. #Capesomm #WOSA

Mar 12th, 2016
Evan Keaschuk

The best South African white I've ever had. Loads of complexity, density, ripe fruit, honey, and such crazy length. South Africa is looking good with wines like this

The best South African white I've ever had. Loads of complexity, density, ripe fruit, honey, and such crazy length. South Africa is looking good with wines like this

Mar 2nd, 2016
mattswineworld

South Africa is still working out how to get the best out of its Chenin Blanc and this is a good example of the progress that is being made: rich, full, almost meaty, with an oiliness from the 11% Sémillon. A good wine, still striving for its acidity.

South Africa is still working out how to get the best out of its Chenin Blanc and this is a good example of the progress that is being made: rich, full, almost meaty, with an oiliness from the 11% Sémillon. A good wine, still striving for its acidity.

Feb 20th, 2016