Kottabos Chenin Blanc 2020
By Christian Eedes, 22 March 2021
“The duration of skin contact was extended on this Chenin Blanc to showcase its textural qualities,” reads the back label of the Kottabos 2020 as made by Boschkloof’s Reenen Borman, juice left to settle for 24 hours after pressing.
This extra maceration works well. The wine is amber in colour and the aromatics are deep for such a young wine – naartjie, orange, potpourri and ginger. The palate, meanwhile, is very flavourful with some nice grip to the finish. It’s immensely drinkable rather than rustic or rough. Price: R185 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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