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El Bandito Cortez Chenin Blanc

9.145 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Swartland, 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
Anders Selmer

A little funny on The acidity - but good drinking

A little funny on The acidity - but good drinking

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Brash Higgins

A delicious, textured Chenin, racy and full of vigour. From South Africa.

A delicious, textured Chenin, racy and full of vigour. From South Africa.

Mar 15th, 2017
Keiran Kennedy

Wine Director The Veritas Group, Australia

9.6

Best El Bandito vintage yet. Very young with a long way to go. Getting me a heckin' case.

Best El Bandito vintage yet. Very young with a long way to go. Getting me a heckin' case.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Pax Mahle

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

10

Craig is killing it!

Craig is killing it!

Nov 18th, 2015
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.2

Love that lady!

Love that lady!

Mar 12th, 2015
Meg McNeill

Good body.

Good body.

Feb 13th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.4

Amazing Chenin, up there with the top Voucray boys

Amazing Chenin, up there with the top Voucray boys

Feb 15th, 2014
Fredybeans

Robe jaune claire
Nez épicé gourmand
Bouche pleine mais avec une fraîcheur donnant un équilibre parfait

Robe jaune claire
Nez épicé gourmand
Bouche pleine mais avec une fraîcheur donnant un équilibre parfait

Nov 14th, 2020
Ian Hamel

2020 summer. Nice oily, wooly character, funk is under control

2020 summer. Nice oily, wooly character, funk is under control

Aug 15th, 2020
Ryan Merkley

Acidity, ripe fruit, only the slightest of astringency.

Acidity, ripe fruit, only the slightest of astringency.

Mar 2nd, 2018