Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Courageous Old Vine Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 20 May 2021
The name’s a mouthful and so is the wine. The Dry Land Collection Courageous Old Vine Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc from Paarl cellar Perdeberg has always been made in a rich and ripe style and the 2019 continues in that vein.
Matured for 10 months in French oak of which 10% was new, the nose shows yellow peach, pineapple, lots of yeasty complexity, and some spice while the palate is thick textured with layers of flavour and a gently savoury finish – 5g/l of residual sugar plays off nicely against a total acidity of 6.1g/l while alcohol is 13.63%. Price: R130 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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