L’Avenir, Single Block Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has a nose of vanilla and clove baking spice, green apple, quince and pear compote.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied chenin blanc could easily be mistaken for a white Bordeaux.
There is flavor concentration and a buttery, creamy mouthfeel that completes with a long finish.
Bottle Note: Celebrating a singular point of distinction, this individual bottle of Chenin Blanc is made exclusively from Block 30 and given a unique BBB* number, making it one-of-a-kind. Iconic and award-winning, it is a tribute to founder Marc Wiehe who planted what are today the second oldest Chenin vines in South Africa. A full palate bursting with delicate tropical flavors of pineapple, pear and apricot followed by a touch of citrus that lingers with elegance. The gentle acidity ensures that this wine remains refreshing, crisp and ideal to accompany seafood on a languorous summer’s day. Block Number: 30. Bottle Total: 3,000. Bottle Number: 1,036.
Price: $21 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 250 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: L’Avenir Winery Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 18, 2018