Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2018

By , 24 September 2019

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Remarkably, Stellenbosch cellar Kleine Zalze has two wines among the winners of this year’s Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, namely the top-end Family Reserve 2018 (approximate retail price: R220 a bottle) and the mid-range Vineyard Selection 2018 (R120 a bottle).

Bang for the buck.

Happily, the Vineyard Selection is both widely available and provides excellent quality relative to price. From vineyards that are 30 years old on average, winemaking involved maturation in old oak for six months. The nose shows citrus and peach with some hay and spice in the background while the palate is super-rich and super-fresh – concentrated fruit combined with punchy acidity.

Editor’s rating: 91/100.

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  • Lynne Jarche28 September 2019

    So good to see. And it was one of the few South African wines that we could find and buy in the UK supermarkets while we were travelling. We bought a bottle to take to friends and family whenever we were invited. And they loved it. Flying the flag for wine. Lynne Jarche Ford

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