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18 Sep 2013
4:23 pm

Wines of the Day: Chenin Blanc Under R 45.00

Chenin Blanc has made serious inroads onto South African tables and into our cellars. Crisp, flavourful and a compelling food companion, make sure there is always a bottle of Chenin handy during the upcoming Currie Cup.

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The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2012 Leopard’s Leap Wines Classic Chenin Blanc

 

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Green flecked pale straw. Apricot and honey suckle aromas, medium bodied but with flinty dry textured finish, detailed and savoury.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Poultry

– Fish

– Roast Vegetables

– Cream-based Pasta

 

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2012 Kleine Zalze Wines Chenin Blanc Bush Vines

 

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Light green edged pale yellow. Slightly smokey gun flint aromas, fresh tropical notes, persistent pear drop flavours on the finish.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Roast Vegetables

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

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2012 Landskroon Wines Chenin Blanc

 

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Very pale-straw, bright apricot pineapple fruit, clean and fresh, mouth-filling, primary and easy drinking – rounded and without aggressive acidity

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Summer Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Roast Vegetables

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Cream-based Pasta

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Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine