Off the Record Chenin Blanc 2018

By , 23 April 2020

Covert operation.

Brothers Mark and Bobby Wallace are both Elgin winemakers, the former previously at Oneiric and the latter assistant at Iona and Off the Record Chenin Blanc 2018 is the outcome of an “after hours project”. Not knowing how the wine would turn out, or whether their bosses would approve, they kept the project under wraps and hence the name.

From Elgin grapes, it reflects its cool climate origins. The nose shows pear, lime and green apple plus a very subtle leesy quality while the palate is light and lean with racy acidity and a pithy finish. Great refreshment value if not overly complex. Price: R220 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 88/100.

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