Stellenrust 55 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 7 September 2021
The number on the front of the bottle refers to the age of the vines in the year that the wine was made so the 55 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019 from Stellebosch cellar very definitely qualifies for old vine certification.
This is a wine typically made in a full-on style and the 2019 is no different. It has dramatic aromatics of yellow peach, apricot and pineapple plus marzipan and leesy, waxy undertones while the palate is full-bodied and thick-textured with tangy acidity and savoury finish. Powerful is putting it mildly. Price: R281.25 a bottle via the cellar’s online shop.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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