Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 2022

By , 3 January 2024

The 2022 vintage of Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc has an alcohol of 12.8%, a touch lower than usual, and the resulting wine therefore has a restraint about it.

Grapes come from an OVP certified heritage block planted in 1960 on Citrusdal Mountain – grower Henk Laing died in February of harvest and the back label acknowledges his memory.

The nose shows pear, peach, citrus and dried herbs while the palate is harmonious with good fruit concentration, moderate acidity and a gently savoury finish. Not without weight but perhaps not quite as vivid as this wine is in truly great years. Price: R490 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 94/100.

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