Keermont Riverside Chenin Blanc 2014
By Christian Eedes, 24 November 2015
Planted in 1971, the Riverside Chenin Blanc block is the oldest on Stellenbosch farm Keermont and the resulting wine is particular as single-vineyard wines often are.
The 2014 (Wine Cellar price: R265 a bottle) was fermented and matured for 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak. It shows peach and a hint of apricot, potpourri and some yeasty complexity. The palate is rich and broad, smooth textured and very flavoursome. I found it slightly listless, the TA a rather low 4.7g/l, but that is to be pernickety.