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Remhoogte Reserve Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2012

Terroir driven.

Terroir driven.

The whole concept of site really should be leveraged more by the local wine industry and one idea I’ve had towards this end is to get an estate agency like Pam Golding or Seeff to sponsor a competition dedicated to wines made from registered single vineyards. After all, whether it’s wine or property, it all comes down to “location, location, location”.

The Reserve Honeybunch Chenin Blanc from Remhoogte in Stellenbosch is comes from such a vineyard, Block 6 planted in 1984. The 2012 opened last night was compelling. Pear, peach and citrus, a little leesy complexity and a touch of intriguing bitterness on the finish. Good fruit concentration, bright acidity and carefully judged oak. It perfectly illustrated the idea that the right variety on the right patch of land results in something beyond the commonplace.

Score: 92/100.

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