Big jump in quality from the maiden vintage 2012 to the 2013 of the Amatra Chenin Blanc as made by Catherine Marshall from Elgin grapes. Whereas the 2012 was ultimately a bit plain (see here) the 2013 shows the benefits of a winemaker getting to know her vineyards and refining her aesthetic vision for a wine.
As with the 2012, the 2013 was 60% tank fermented and 40% barrel fermented but features more malo-lactic fermentation and includes a tiny portion of Semillon. It shows pear and peach plus a classic “wet wool” note. Good concentration, coated acidity and a salty finish. Price: R95 a bottle.