Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013
By Christian Eedes, 16 June 2014
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.