DeMorgenzon The Divas Chenin Blanc 2020
By Christian Eedes, 28 October 2021
This is the fourth vintage of the limited edition The Divas from Stellenbosch property DeMorgenzon, previous releases being 2013 and 2017, grapes sourced from a 1972 block that usually supplies the Reserve.
Fermented and matured in 300-litre barrels of which 40% were new for around seven months before a further seven months in concrete egg, it’s a striking wine. Smoky reduction before citrus, peach, dried herbs, spice and some leesy character on the nose while the palate is mouth-filling but not unctuous – great fruit definition and vibrant acidity before a dry finish. Lots of flavour and nice texture. Price: R1 000 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 95/100.
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