DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014

Spanking.

Spanking.

The Reserve Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch property DeMorgenzon has been a noteworthy wine ever since the maiden 2005 vintage was rated 5 Stars in the 2007 edition of Platter’s but only now does it seem to have gained the refinement which marks it as truly great. I was super-impressed by the 2013 recently (see here) and I think the 2014 (which placed among the winners at this year’s French judged Classic Wine Trophy competition) is even better.

The nose is extraordinarily pretty – honeysuckle, lemon and white peach plus just a hint of struck-match reduction. The palate meanwhile is crystalline – pure, pure fruit, a lovely line of acidity and perfectly judged oak. Winemaker Carl van der Merwe says the 2014 has both less botrytis and less oak than the 2013 and it is indeed a supremely elegant offering. Wine Cellar price: R225 a bottle.

Score: 95/100.

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