Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2022

By , 14 June 2023

The 1947 Chenin Blanc from Bottelary property Kaapzicht has proved to be a bit chunky in recent times but the 2022 is tight and focused. Matured for 10 months in a  combination of 500-litre barrels (partially new) and, for the first time, a 400-litre clay amphora, the wine has a lovely interplay between fruit and acidity.

On the nose, pear, peach, quince and pineapple plus herbs and hay while the palate has good presence despite a moderate alcohol of 13% – dense fruit, tangy acidity and a savoury, slighty grippy finish. A great showing from South Africa’s second oldest Chenon Blanc vineyard. Price: R730 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 96/100.

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