Raats Chenin blanc South Africa 2011

Raats, Old Vine Chenin blanc, WO Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2011

Varietal chenin blanc, screw cap closure, 13.5% abv, Vinology, £14.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, youthful, with aromas of over-ripe green apple, spicy pear, grapefruit pith, low-key lemon, a hint of lime juice, and thin honey.

Palate: a dry wine, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, a medium body, medium intensity, a low-key grip, with flavours of grapefruit, grapefruit pith and green apple, with a little oak showing through. A medium (-) length with a clean, low grip, lightly bruised apple finish.

Quality: a good quality wine, with brisk refreshing acidity in tune with alcohol. This wine has seen a little oak (not new), is of modest intensity, but showing some complexity on the nose, however this does not follow into the mid-palate, which is virtually monotone with modest flavour concentration, with a commonplace length.

Readiness for drinking/potential for ageing: ready to drink now, will hold for a year or two, but not improve.

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