Gäbrielskloof The Landscape Series Elodie Chenin Blanc 2015
By Christian Eedes, 28 July 2016
The Reserve range from Gäbrielskloof in Bot River has been renamed the Landscape series, wine labels featuring paintings by artist Niel Jonker. Winemaker Peter-Allan Finlayson sources grapes from around the Cape and a new wine in the series is a Swartland Chenin Blanc from the 2015 vintage called Elodie.
Matured for eight months in old 400- and 500-litre barrels, it shows orange and peach, spice and some yeasty complexity on the nose. The palate has breadth and depth – luscious fruit, zesty acidity and a gently savoury finish. Particularly pleasing on account of a generosity and expressiveness that’s sometimes absent in Chenin from this part of the world. Wine Cellar price: R240 a bottle.