Perdeberg Wines has demonstrated that it can compete with the best when it comes to Chenin Blanc, recent vintages of the wine under the Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented label having received numerous accolades in particular.
Now comes Endura 2017, grapes from a single vineyard on the Paardeberg in the Swartland, a portion fermented in a clay amphora, another in tank and another in barrel. The nose is a little unfamiliar with notes of orange and pineapple with an overlay of herbs plus honey, a little yeasty complexity and spice while the palate is rich and round with coated acidity – concentrated fruit, tangy acidity and a gently savoury finish. It makes for a most intriguing pour. Price: R200 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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