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Donkiesbaai Steen 2014

February 8, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Donkiesbaai Steen 2014

Hot ass.

Donkiesbaai is a label begun by Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede, grapes for this Chenin Blanc from a Piekenierskloof vineyard planted in 1979.

With an approximate retail price of R200 a bottle, its positioning in the market is ambitious but the actual wine itself is a model of restraint. In the case of the current-release 2014, just 50% of the wine was fermented and matured for five months in oak, of which only 10% was new.

The wine shows pear, citrus and some lanolin and carries its 14.29% alcohol extremely well – in fact, it appears lean and fresh with lovely fruity purity before a long, saline finish. It’s a sophisticated offering that should appeal to all fans of serious Chenin.

#WinemagRating: 93/100.

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