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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Oldenberg Chenin Blanc 2014

A barrel-fermented Chenin from South Africa's Oldenberg

Oldenberg Vineyards is a labour of love by South African investment banker Adrian Vanderspuy - his stated aim is simply to make the best wine he can in what he considers to be a rather special part of South Africa.

I first tasted this Chenin last year as part of a gallery viewing prior to a dinner with Adrian's wines. On reacquaintance, two things are immediately apparent - the incredible high-quality of the fruit and the aging potential of this wine.

This is an very harmonious, very elegant and deft wine - and it will only improve with further aging.

Oldenburg Chenin Blanc 2014 ripe orchard fruit, conference pear and white peach with some sweet spice, minerality and assertive savoury-leesy oak. Very elegant and pure.

Very Good.

Match with roast fowl, such as free-range chicken or guinea fowl.

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