Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016

By , 22 April 2020




The Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc from Perdeberg enjoyed a spectacular run at the Standard Bank Top 10 Challenge with the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages all placing among the winners in consecutive years.

The 2016, which was Top 10 in 2017, is probably at its peak right now (it cost all of R86 a bottle on release so I don’t think anybody drinking it now is going to feel shortchanged).  The nose shows a pronounced waxy character to go with citrus, peach and honey. The palate is rich and thick textured with a savoury finish. Rather old school in style, this has plenty of grunt – alcohol is 14%.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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    Neil | 27 April 2020

    I’ve enjoyed a bottle of 2015 over the last two evenings, still fresh and delicious but the front label does not include the word ‘Courageous’ but does say it is ‘Barrel Fermented’ (and oaked it definitely is.) The back label is word for word the same as the 2015 Courageous which I also have. Interesting.

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