Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5 Mountains Oak Fermented Chenin Blanc 85 + Points

5 Mountains Oak Fermented Chenin Blanc 85+

This 2006 vintage made from 15 + years old Wellington vines, creates distinctive wines demonstrating the versatility and expression Chenin Blanc when grown under the South African Sun.

Pale straw with ripe citrus notes, burnt quince and a combination of stone fruit mélange, oily, rich and fat textured, this is a concentrated and structured wooded chenin with leesy complexity and mid palate. Full phenolic ripeness, very long aftertaste.

Aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Recommended with black tiger prawn Thermidor, or grilled crayfish.

This bottle of Chenin was given as a gift by the in laws, thanks Coleen & Gary, it was beautiful.