Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2022

Tasting Notes

The wine has a distinctive yellow apple, kiwi fruit and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine has a zesty citrus flavour linger on the palate, with a long mineral finish.

Winery: Raats
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
SKU: RAACHE2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2022



90 pts Wine Advocate July 2023
Fresh, clean, vibrant and expressive, the 2022 Original Chenin Blanc expresses classic notes of peach and pineapple with apple skin, citrus blossom and candied lime. Medium-bodied, fresh and balanced, this delightful wine comes with a nimble and compact frame and an energetic and lively finish. It will perform beautifully as an aperitif.

90 pts Vinous Nov 2023
The 2022 Chenin Blanc Original comes mainly from lower-lying parcels augmented by newer parcels at mid to higher levels, aimed at capturing the variety’s purity. Aged on the lees for six months, it has a well-defined, slightly more mineral-driven bouquet than its peers with light linden and nectarine aromas. The palate is well-balanced with a bitter-edged entry. A lemony Chenin, quite steely and taut with a lightly spiced finish, perhaps with a bit of Szechuan pepper, leaving the tongue tingling afterward.

4 ½ Stars 2024 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
This more moderately priced, unoaked version shares the virtues of its seniors: freshness, delicacy & balance. Deliciousness too, of course, in 22 (90 pts). Appley-fruity well balanced & sufficiently concentrated.

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