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Raats Chenin Blanc 2014

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Raats Chenin Blanc 2014


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The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine ends with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2014 is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 14th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable.
Category White Wine
Region South Africa, Stellenbosch
Brand Raats
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateI actually tasted the 2014 Original Chenin Blanc last year as a tank sample and erroneoulsy put it down as "Old Vine" Chenin Blanc. Still, it has a delightful nose with a very pure lemon curd and nectarine-scented bouquet with just a touch of beewax. The palate is very well balanced with punchy, bitter lemon notes on the entry that keeps you on your toes, backed up with some deep leesy citrus fruit and a well defined, quite tensile finish with salted nuts on the aftertaste. Just a superb expression of the grape variety.

Neal Martin, November 2015
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Wine SpectatorLively white peach and green almond notes streak along, picking up yellow apple and star fruit hints. Offers a fresh, floral-edged finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,500 cases imported.

James Molesworth, April 30, 2016