Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2013

By , 12 June 2014



Gimme Hope Jo'anna.

Gimme Hope Jo’anna.

The 2013 vintage of Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc from Beaumont in Bot River is an interesting proposition. It’s firmly into off-dry territory with a residual sugar of 7.3g/l (compared to 5.g/l for the splendid 2012) and it definitely has a sun-kissed quality about it – it’s rich and positively bursting with fruit including guava, lemon, white peach and pineapple. The wine was matured for 10 months in 400-litre barrels, only 15% new and there’s no oak character to speak of.

This makes it deliciously easy at the moment but the wine has nice coated acidity (TA is 6.4g/l) and a low pH of 3.2 which suggests the wine isn’t going to fall over anytime soon. Perhaps not as taut as 2012 but hey different vintage, different wine. R189.90 a bottle from Hermanus retailer Wine Village.

Score: 90/100.


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  • Kwispedoor7 January 2020

    Sucking on a bottle of this now. Interestingly, some new wood is still perceptible. Also very fruity with good acidic backbone. It seems younger than it is and I’m fairly sure it has a good few years left in it. Sure, there’s a bit of sugar there, but the wine is far from overbearing and presents some interesting food-matching opportunities. Delicious.

  • Sebastian Beaumont17 June 2014

    Wine must never be Coca Cola – every vintage must express itself! Especially with Hope! Or all Hope will be lost!!
    I like your review Christian.


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