Every now and then you open a bottle and Wow! is the first thing that springs to mind and this is what happened when I first opened this Kaapzicht Chenin BlancBought on 25% discount offer at Waitrose (currently £13.99) where including my wife’s Partner discount it came down to the bargain price of just under £9 and to cap it all this was probably one of the better Chenin Blancs I’ve tasted in a while.
Made in the Kaapzicht winery in Stellenbosch where the wine is barrel fermented laying on lees for 3 months ending up with a wine that has a rich mouthful of tropical fruits including peach, apricot, honeydew melon along with a slight creaminess and hint of vanilla. In some ways very similar to a richer style Chardonnay. There is a resemblance of sweetness but I would say this is more off-dry with bright acidity even a touch of spritz and a nice long finish.
Great with food but equally as good sipping on its own nicely chilled on a hot summer evening.
Finally thanks to Brian Elliot from Mid-week Wines website who put me on to this wine which is highly recommendable even at full price