Spice Route Tarragon Chenin Blanc 2023

By , 11 December 2023

Tarragon Chenin Blanc 2023 is a new wine from Spice Route that joins Saffron Rosé 2023 and Chakalaka 2021 as part of the Swartland cellar’s “Spice” range of wines.

Grapes for the Taragon Chenin Blanc from a vineyard planted in 1978,  maturation lasted eight months in 500-litre barrels, 12% new. Fetching aromatics of peach, lime, hay and just a hint of cut apple while the palate is well balanced with good fruit depth and snappy acidity, the finish slightly bitter. Terrific quality relative to price at R150 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 94/100.

Saffron Rosé 2023 from Greanche (R150) rated 90 in this year’s Prescient Rosé Report while Chakalaka 2021 from  Carignan, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Tannat (R195 a bottle) untasted.

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