McFarlane Monday’s Child Chenin Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 14 September 2020
Alexandra McFarlane, previously winemaker at Paarl property Druk My Niet, now makes wine under her own label, maiden release being Monday’s Child 2019, a Chenin Blanc from a 31-year-old Polkadraai vineyard.
A combination of natural and commercial yeasts were used for fermentation and the wine was matured in old oak for seven months. The nose shows pear, white peach, a hint of lemon plus some yeasty complexity while the palate is light bodied with bright acidity and a savoury finish. This has both a delicacy and a certain piquancy that makes it very more-ish. Price: R200 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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