Off to South Africa, drinking a Chenin in the lounge

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Off to South Africa, drinking a Chenin in the lounge

I’m in the BA lounge, on the way to South Africa. Tried through the wines, and this was the pick of a rather underwhelming bunch. I’m quite tired: I’ve only just got back from New Zealand, and I’ve had a busy few days in London. I shall definitely sleep on the plane.

Oldenburg Chenin Blanc 2016 Stellenbosch, South Africa
This is really bright and focused with a spicy edge to the apple and pear fruit. It has a nice slightly bitter tang to the fruit with some grainy structure, and some tangerine and lemon citrus characters. There’s good concentration of flavour here, and the keen acidity keeps things tight. Impressive stuff. 91/100

 

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