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Koelenbosch Houtverouderd Chenin Blanc 2014

July 12, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Koelenbosch Houtverouderd Chenin Blanc 2014

Punches above its weight.

It was unfortunate that the hullabaloo surrounding the Secret Cellar No. 235 Chenin Blanc 2015 from Ultra Liquors at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – it won the trophy for best in class only for it to emerge that there were two different batches on the market – meant the other examples of Chenin to win gold went largely overlooked.

One of these was Koelenhof Houtverouderd (Wood Matured) 2014 from Koelenhof in Stellenbosch and it’s a terrific little number. From 21 year old bush vines, it was fermented and matured in fourth-fill barrels. The nose shows citrus, peach, fynbos, honey and some intriguing lanolin character. The palate meanwhile shows really dense fruit offset by fresh acidity. Layered and long, it’s a total bargain at R40 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 91/100.

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