Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013

By , 16 June 2014

Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013, Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013

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Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013, Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013

Repeat performance.

Was the magnificent Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2012 from Rawsonville producer Opstal a fluke? Not on your life. The 2013 is, to my mind, even better – less oxidative and more purity of fruit. Honeysuckle, peach and a very subtle yeasty note on the nose. Poised and true on the palate, tingling acidity and a long, saline finish. There’s only one country in the world that can make wine quite like this and it’s South Africa. R115 a bottle from the Wine Village in Hermanus.

Score: 94/100.

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