Stellenrust 55 Chenin Blanc 2019

Tasting Notes

Winery: Stellenrust
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
SKU: STE55CHE2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Stellenrust 55 Chenin Blanc 2019



5 Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Weighty, concentrated & complex wild-fermented chenin; 19 (97 pts) gets 7th maximum rating in this guide, 5th in succession. Bottelary Hills bushvines, now 55 years, delivers a super-pure yet fleshy wine. Top notes of lemon zest & marmalade botrytis evolve into peach & tangy nectarine. Focused, clean acidity drives the juicy fruit to a long & honeyed finish.

94 pts Tim Atkin Mw 2020

55 is a reference to the age of this remarkable dry land vineyard, which was planted in 1964. Wild yeast fermented in 16% new wood, the resulting wine is a Chenin that combines intensity and concentration with focus and precision. Pasty, quince and citrus flavours are complimented by refined oak spice. 2022-29

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