Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Avondale Bio-LOGIC & Organic Chenin Blanc

2008 Avondale Paarl Chenin Blanc 90 Points

In similar vein to 2006 and 2007, this confirms the consistency of style as to my view South Africa’s best unwooded Chenin Blanc, its purity of fruit, concentration of aromas and flavours as well as multifaceted complexity is simply mind boggling.
It’s fresh, lively and delicate at the same time, excellent once again. Anyone wanted a list or show a great example of South African Chenin Blanc should looked no further.

2007 Avondale Paarl Chenin Blanc 90 Points

Made by Bertus Albertyn, this fantactic Chenin Blanc is made from 13 year old Bio Logic & Organic grown vines, and only wild yeast was used for fermentation, with a portion
fermented in old oak barrels, followed by 5 month on lees……Fresh, limes, apples, complex. Steely, lovely fruit, big opulent aftertaste, great linearity and mineral intensity.
This is by far South Africa’s best kept secret and finest expression of an unwooded, crisp, intense and complex Chenin Blanc, this could easily be mistaken for a very good Savennieres, in a blind tasting….
Now until 2016+

2006 Avondale Paarl Chenin Blanc 91 Points
Fresh, limes, apples, complex. Steely freshness, lovely fruit, big opulent aftertaste, without being heavy, bags of freshness.
Now until 2016

Tomato Catering suggest :
Grilled crayfish medaillon with granny smith apple tartare, buttered courgettes and carrots tagliatelli.