- I have some 45 year old bush vine Chenin Blanc that produces top quality grapes. I always wondered what this wine would taste like if I was to bottle it separately, Naked Angel funding gave me the opportunity to finally do it.
- The Raats Bush vine Chenin Blanc Limited 2014 was the maiden release of this very special and limited production, only 3000 bottles were made.
- This wine epitomises the understated elegance of Chenin Blanc - with lashings of rich oak. Its restrained, yet complex, with quince, ripe pear, orange blossoms, nettles and spice. The wine's beauty lies in its lightness of touch and in the elegant way its oaky complexity is revealed.
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- The search for a decent bottle of Chablis at a price that won't have the bank manager running screaming from the room has come to an end at last. And it's pretty damn good even though we say it ourselves.
- It ticks all the boxes. Great lemon and apple flavours. Tick. Lovely mineral quality. Tick. Long finish with great raciness. Tick.
- It's a classic with most fish dishes, but it has enough body and strength to stand up to a little bit of chicken tandoori if you've a taste for it.
Bot River is enjoying the status of being a top area for producing Chenin Blanc in South Africa. This specific wine is sourced from 35 year old vineyards, with the age giving amazing concentration, depth and texture.
- There’s a hint of oak from 8 months in French barrels and captivating aromas of freshly cut ripe yellow Kakamas peach and vanilla pods, with a delightful, lively minerality. So if you are little bit tired of the same-old-same-old, and want to have a glass of wine which captivates your senses and let’s you break away from day-to-day responsibilities then look no further.
- This wine can be drunk now, but if you can master some patience, you will be rewarded with more subtleness and richness as it ages, with the peach and apricot flavours slowly becoming more dominant.