Revenge of the Crayfish Blanc NV

By , 15 September 2020

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The cult-like following for the Chenin Blanc as made by Sakkie Mouton from Koekenaap grapes grows and grows although the currently available 2019 remains uncertified and therefore the new label makes no claims about variety, vintage or place of origin.

According to Gregsherwood.com,  grapes for the 2019 were picked significantly earlier than the 2018 and it shows. The nose shows subtle notes of pear, white peach, lime, green apple and herbs while the palate is lean with driving acidity and a saline finish. It’s a particular take on the variety, that much more severe than its predecessor. Approximate retail price: R500 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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  • Smirrie15 September 2020

    CE ,

    Any noticeable impact by the granny funk?

    Last question do you perhaps know if the wine will be certified next year?

    • Christian Eedes15 September 2020

      Hi Smirrie, I know precious little about it – I buy it off the shelf out of interest. I do, however, think Mouton needs to get it certified going forwards if he wants to be taken seriously – it’s one of the key rules of engagement for everybody else…

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