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Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc

8.846 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, 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
megan krigbaum

Senior Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

8.8

Golden, rich and fleshy yellow fruit with a serious, stony soul. Something to revisit in a couple years.

Golden, rich and fleshy yellow fruit with a serious, stony soul. Something to revisit in a couple years.

Nov 18th, 2016
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

8.5

Pretty interesting to see how it holds up. Generally past my liking in terms of bulk, but the grape's acidity keeps it together at least for a few more years. Lots of bruised yellow fruit, cheesy and waxy notes. Reminds me of hotter vintage Alsace PG.

Pretty interesting to see how it holds up. Generally past my liking in terms of bulk, but the grape's acidity keeps it together at least for a few more years. Lots of bruised yellow fruit, cheesy and waxy notes. Reminds me of hotter vintage Alsace PG.

Sep 8th, 2014
Sasha Smith

Wine Blogger Spin the Bottle NY

8.6

Making me wish I had the patience/time to seek out more good SA Chenin Blanc.

Making me wish I had the patience/time to seek out more good SA Chenin Blanc.

Oct 22nd, 2013
Caitlin Wilson

Tropical fruit. Pineapple, guava. Beautiful pale color. Leafy smell.

Tropical fruit. Pineapple, guava. Beautiful pale color. Leafy smell.

Jul 31st, 2018
Julie Obermeyer

Just ordered more from Cape Ardor.

Just ordered more from Cape Ardor.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Gregory Knaps

2014. This just misses for me in the world of Chenin blanc. Good wine, just doesn't strike the pleasure button on my palate.

2014. This just misses for me in the world of Chenin blanc. Good wine, just doesn't strike the pleasure button on my palate.

Jun 12th, 2017
Peter Jetson

Nicely balanced with that stone fruit and slight of spice vanilla oak is well integrated in the wine. Well made from a fabulous producer

Nicely balanced with that stone fruit and slight of spice vanilla oak is well integrated in the wine. Well made from a fabulous producer

Jan 22nd, 2016
Xander Waller

Best South African chenin so far

Best South African chenin so far

Jan 17th, 2016
Lauren Myatt

'03 pretty great

'03 pretty great

Nov 26th, 2015