Rijk’s Cellar Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc 2017

By , 6 September 2019

Easy-going.

The average price of the top 10 wines in this year’s Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Challenge was R255,80, the most expensive being Ken Forrester FMC 2018 at R550 a bottle and the least being Touch of Oak 2017 from Rijk’s in Tulbagh which you can pick up for as little as R105 a bottle.

The latter wine is 75% tank fermented and 25% barrel fermented, the wine matured for 11 months on the lees. The nose shows citrus and a little waxy character while the palate shows concentrated fruit, tangy acidity and a savoury finish. It’s a sound and most likeable but certainly not the most complex example of the variety out there.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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