Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2012 vs 2013

By , 10 December 2015

Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2012 vs 2013, Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2012 vs 2013

Country style.

Agter Paarl property Eenzaamheid supplies grapes to the producers of various big brands but Janno Briers-Louw, son of the owners Christo and Karina, also makes some own-label wine, of which the Chenin Blanc is the stand-out.

Last night the 2012 and 2013 side by side. Tasting notes and scores as follows:

Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2012
Deep yellow in colour and quite advanced on the nose and palate. Dried peach and apricot but also a pronounced nuttiness plus some waxiness and even mushroom. Rich and full with coated acidity and a savoury finish. Very characterful but starting to fade so drink up.

#WinemagRating: 89/100.

Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2013
Approximate retail price: R115
Lemon and white peach, a little earthiness and some lanolin. Good depth of fruit, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. Perhaps short of detail but plenty of rustic charm.

#WinemagRating: 91/100.

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