Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Chenin Blanc 2015
By Christian Eedes, 3 June 2016
The Curator’s Collection are a series of small-batch wines that allow Glen Carlou winemaker Arco Laarman to get his groove on and the Chenin Blanc 2015 from 30-year-old Swartland bushvines is discotastic.
Fermented and matured for five months in second- and third-fill French oak barrels, the wine shows yellow peach, spice, a little earthiness plus some yeasty complexity. It’s rich and full with plenty of succulent fruit offset by tangy acidity. Price: R98 a bottle.
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