Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards have spent much time searching for interesting old Chenin Blanc vineyards to supply their first-label wines, anything not quite up to scratch ending up under the Flotsam & Jetsam label. The resulting wine typically offers extraordinary quality relative to value, tasting notes and rating for the 2017 as follows:
Flotsam & Jetsam Chenin Blanc 2017
Wine Cellar price: R145 a bottle
Lime, white peach and some leesy complexity on the nose. Great fruit concentration and flavour intensity, zingy acidity, the finish long and savoury.
Editor’s rating: 93/100.
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