Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wildekrans Estate Barrel Selection Bot River Chenin Blanc 2010 75 Points

Pale straw with yellow reflections.
Clean, delicate citrus, peach and appley note, botrytis evident not fully integrated, honeyed nutty note, spicy dusty oak.

Dry with residual sugar, botrytis follows through on palate, not totally integrated, low plus acidity, unusual for this variety probably harvested too late with resultant very high alcohol of 14.5% abv, lending a warm farewell, could do with more natural acidity