Stellenrust, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2017
(at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, ExCel London, 29 Apr 2018)
DWWA 2018 Gold Medal: Fragrant and perfumed with green apple, yellow fruit, wool and white peach nuances. Nice varietal character without being too bruised apple. Rich and ripe, fleshy and fresh, with fine depth, it also has more texture, structure, length and tension than conventionally made Chenin. A real top food white. Note: this wine is also marketed as ‘Stellenrust, Stellenbosch Manor Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2017’.