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2015 Raats Family Chenin Blanc "Original"

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Original"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 405

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 27, 2017

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chenin Blanc opens with a faint grapefruit bouquet with a hint of clementine. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, pleasantly acidic, a tad round and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty spiced Anjou pear with notes of nicely integrated minerality and nutmeg. I also detected hints of white pepper and mild pineapple. The finish is dry and refreshing. I found this wine to be very food friendly and I would pair it with pan-fried rainbow trout drizzled with butter. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This classic Chenin Blanc is bursting with flavors of golden delicious apple and pineapple, with notes of green melon and zesty lime and a long mineral finish.

Organic status: not organic

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