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A 100% Chenin Blanc, the grapes are from the Raats Eden High Density single vineyard block in Polkadraai, Stellenbosch. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and went straight to barrel for a natural fermentation. The wine was kept on its lees for 11 months in French oak.
What can you expect?
An inviting nose displays lime, green apple, with white peach and pineapple. Here subtle spices of ginger, angelica and white pepper are entwined with florals of peach blossom and honeysuckle.
The palate shows further fruit depth with quince, kumquat, mandarin orange and pear, against a backdrop of steely minerals. Hints of roasted hazelnuts and almonds add to the complexity of the palate. The wine is exceptionally linear and fresh with a fine texture and finishes with notes of fennel and the ginger spiciness promised by the nose.
Keep for 8 – 12 years OR buy 2 cases and open a bottle every year to enjoy its evolution.
*94 Points by Tim Atkin 2019*
*5 Stars in the Platter's Guide*