Revenge of the Crayfish Chenin Blanc 2020
By Christian Eedes, 24 May 2021
And the “kreef” continues to have its vengeance. Sakkie Mouton caused a stir when he released an uncertified Chenin Blanc from Koekenaap grapes under the Revenge of the Crayfish label in 2018 to much acclaim from those able to get their hands on one of the 370 bottles made.
The 2019 was not certified either but the 2020 is although it is labeled simply as “Blanc” – I find it the most impressive of Mouton’s effort to date although I’m still inclined to think that an approximate retail price of R500 a bottle is a little cheeky for a wine with such a short track record.
Spontaneously fermented in old oak, the nose shows pear, peach, citrus, herbs, and a hint of reduction. On the palate, the fruit definition is strikingly clear while the acidity is racy and the finish long and saline. It’s a very well realized wine, elegant but also possessing plenty of detail.
CE’s rating: 94/100.
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