Decanter panel tasting (Apr 2011): South African Chenin Blanc - All wines

Montony, neutrality and non-existant regionality were buzzwords of this tasting, although our judges were upbeat at the trend for more subtle oak and a decent selection of value wines. The wines below were rated 15 points or more.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Fairview, La Capra, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Charles Back Fairview N/A N/A 2010

Tierhoek, Chenin Blanc, Piekenierskloof

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Lourensford Wines, Matumi, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Simonsig, Chenin Blanc Avec Chene, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Springfontein, Terroir Selection, Unfiltered Chenin Blanc, Walker Bay

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Boschendal, Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region

N/A N/A N/A 2010

KWV, Classic Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

KWV, Cathedral Cellar, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Land of Hope, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Selfridges Chenin Blanc, by Ken Forrester, Elgin

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Perdeberg Winery, Rex Equus, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Cederberg, Five Generations, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Fort Simon, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2008

False Bay, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Ken Forrester Wines, Petit, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Koelenhof Wynkelder, Koelenbosch, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Morgenhof Wine Estate, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Riebeek Cellars, Reserve Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Six Hats, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Windmeul, Reserve Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Indaba, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Mulderbosch, Steen Op Hout, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Jean Daneel, Signature, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Bergsig Wine Estate, White River, Chenin Blanc, Breedekloof

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Diemersfontein, Carpe Diem, Chenin Blanc, Wellington

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Du Toitskllof, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Foot of Africa, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Groot Parys, Die Tweede Droom, Spontane Gisting, Unwooded Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Kanu, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Leopard Frog, Spellbinding, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A NV

Arniston Bay, Bushvine Selection, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Kleindal, Chenin Blanc, Robertson

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Rickety Bridge, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Rijk's, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Rijk's, Reserve Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Laroche, L'Avenir, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Alliance Wine, McGregor Chenin Blanc, Robertson

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Cape First Wines, Makana Reserve Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Fleur du Cap, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Perdeberg Winery, Reserve Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Slowine, Chenin Blanc, Overberg

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Springfontein, Jil's Dune, Unfiltered Chenin Blanc, Walker Bay

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Swartland Winery, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Tormentoso, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Mulderbosch, Small Change, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Cederberg, Waitrose Foundation, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Fairview, Chenin Blanc, Darling

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Kleine Zalze, Vineyard Selection, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2010

KWV, The Mentors, Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Signal Cannon, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Villiera, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Dekker's Valley, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Meerendal, Chenin Blanc, Durbanville

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Allee Bleue, Chenin Blanc, Walker Bay

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Bellingham, The Old Orchards, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2009

A A Badenhorst Family Wines, Secateurs, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Beaumont, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Perdeberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Nederburg Wines, Bush Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Orange River Cellars, Chenin Blanc, Northern Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Graham Beck, Bowed Head, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Dornier, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Kaapzicht, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Peaks View, Chenin Blanc, Wellington

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Riebeek Cellars, Colleciton, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Saronsberg, Dewaldt Heyns, Weathered Hands, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Schalk Burger & Sons, Meerkat, Chenin Blanc, Wellington

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Schalk Burger & Sons, Welbedacht, Chenin Blanc, Wellington

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Spice Route, Chenin, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Spier, Private Collection, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Stellar Winery, Moonlight Organics, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

N/A N/A N/A 2010

The Winery of Good Hope, Vinum, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Takulu, Fairtrade Chenin Blanc, Groenekloof

N/A N/A N/A 2010