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Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2018

Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2018
Low fat.

The Chenin Blanc from Jordan in Stellenbosch is named after Louis Albert Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape, who led the fight against phylloxera and supervised the importation of American rootstocks onto which the various vineyard varieties were grafted.

Grapes from a 37-year-old vineyard, the wine consists of 70% portion fermented and matured in barrel for seven months and 30% tank fermented. The nose shows dried herbs, citrus and peach while the palate is lean and fresh despite an alcohol of 14%. Tightly wound and a bit mute currently, it probably needs a year or two in bottle to really deliver. Approximate retail price: R130 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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