Stofberg Border Stone Chenin Blanc 2017

By , 10 November 2021

For some time now, Breedekloof has been attempting to establish its credentials as a source of high-quality Chenin Blanc as much as Stellenbosch, Swartland or any other region and at an event held towards the end of October termed “Vintage Voyage” showing wines from 2015 to current release, the various wineries of the region from Olifantsberg to Opstal demonstrated that they are capable of making very good wines from the variety.

A particularly pleasant surprise was the Stofberg Border Stone 2017, fermented in concrete and matured in oak for four months. It has classic aromatics of bee’s wax, wet wool and a slight nuttiness to go with citrus, peach and a hint of spice while the palate is plenty flavourful but not too weighty. With nicely tangy acidity and a particularly savoury finish, this is drinking very well right now – still available at R175 a bottle from the cellar.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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