Aubergine, Chenin Blanc 2008, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: If you ever get the chance to taste aged chenin blanc, avail yourself of the opportunity – particularly Aubergine’s white-labeled, 2008 version.
A lovely, deep-intensity, gold-to-medium amber in color, this wine has a nose of light oak, golden apple, white blossom, gold raisin, caramel and biscuit.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied chenin blanc has concentrated flavors with barely-there oak that does not overwhelm but rather fully compliments the fruit in the flavor symphony.
The wine is medium-plus-to-pronounced in flavor intensity with complexity both on the midpalate and the nose.
Bottle Note: Exclusively made by Teddy and Samantha Hall. Harald Bresselschmidt, Cuisinier.
Price: $11 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 135 South African Rand (ZAR) by the glass restaurant price.
Tasted: Aubergine Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 26, 2018