Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Radford Dale Renaissance Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2010 92+ Points

The first impression of this stellar Chenin Blanc is not of the Loire, but great Burgundy, kind of an intoxicating cross between a classic vintage Montrachet and Pouilly Fuisse.

Captivating aromatics with delicately ripe Granny Smith apples, yellow lemons, camomille flowers, with a flinty mineral core, smoky / matchstick complexity.

Dry, linear, high acidity, very fresh, so much energy, precise, textured, long and persistent. A bargain at less than R 200 trade. Now until 2019