Meinert CWG Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000
By Christian Eedes, 14 February 2017
The Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000 as made by Martin Meinert for the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction was the prototype of what became The FMC, the deluxe Chenin Blanc made in conjunction with Ken Forrester of Ken Forrester Wines. Last time I wrote it up was in 2011 (see here) where it rated 19/20 and some six years on it’s still drinking beautifully.
The nose is immensely complex with notes of lime, lemon, peach, apricot, lanolin, spice and hessian. The palate, meanwhile, is still very much intact with plenty of depth as well as composure – lovely weight offset by zippy acidity. A great advertisement for the variety.