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From old vine Chenin Blanc (1985) grown on decomposed shale and granite; minimal winemaking was employed to allow this stony terroir to shine through. The grapes were hand-picked at different stages to achieve optimal ripeness and balance. The fruit was pre-cooled and gently whole-bunch pressed before spontaneous fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation added elegance, and complexity. Matured for 11 months in 500L French oak barrels, the wine was then aged on the lees for 8 months in 2000L Foudre barrels. Once bottled, the wine was left to mature for a further four months before release

Brookdale Estate Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020

Region: Paarl

Country: South Africa

Closure: Natural Cork

ABV: 13.5%


  1. 96

    Wild honey and beeswax with accents of toffee. Layered and complex. Mealy tones. I enjoy the depth and the richness.

  2. 94

    Bright lemon zest. Round and rich, nutty and vanillin oak slightly dominating preceedings. Well-made but lots of evident artifact.

  3. 95

    Waxy lemon curd aromas with herb garden notes. Lovely bitter sweet pale with developed waxy lemon curd, marzipan flavours, lovely mid-palate viscosity and fresh clean acidity. Some al dente notes at the finish

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