Botanica, Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 750ml 2017

South Africa, Swartland
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BotanicaMaryDelaneyCheninBlanc201727022019
R350
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Critic Score

96
TA

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The inspiration for the name of the wine and design of the labels was a trip to the Yale Center for British Art. An exhibit of Mary Delany’s work, a remarkable series of botanical collages that are beautifully crafted with hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper was breathtaking. They are fortunate to have licensed a few of her collages and created these beautiful labels with her art as the primary focal point. Mary was 72 when she created these pieces in the late 1700’s.

Tasting notes:
'The characterful Henk Laing supplies the grapes for this world class Chenin Blanc from Citrusdal Mountain. Focused, pithy, taut and intense, with very subtle oak, pear and Braeburn apple and an incredible, lip-smacking mineral core. 2019-28.' – Tim Atkin SA Special report 2018, 96/100

'With 7 maximum ratings since debut 2009, this now richly deserves SA icon status. Once again sourced from the venerable high-altitude Citrusdal mountain vines, 50% old-oaked for silky smoothness, 2017 abounds with pear, guava, citrus and stonefruit, yet all its concentraded complexity remains pure, focused, supremely elegant.' – Platter's Guide 2019, 95/100

'Crackerjack. Citrus, peach and apple plus just a hint of leesy complexity on the nose. Rich and full but balanced – concentrated fruit, tangy acidity and a gently savoury finish. Layers and layers of flavour.' – Christian Eedes, 95/100

'The 2017 The Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc is 50% matured in 400-liter barrels and the remainder in stainless steel for nine months. It has a pretty, understated bouquet of green apple, pear, white flowers and just a faint hint of patisserie. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and superb tension, and quite minerally in style. The fresh, steely finish has just the right amount of salinity to beckon you back for more. Superb.' – Neal Martin, Vinous.com, 92/100

About Botanica:
Botanica, located on Protea Heights farm, was founded in 2009 by owner and winemaker, Ginny Povall. There’s a wonderful sense of quiet purpose and ‘painterly’ aesthetic to Ginny’s approach to winemaking. She flies somewhat under the radar but is best known for her multiple Platter’s 5-star winner, the Mary Delany Chenin Blanc. Keeping in the floral theme, Protea Heights farm was the first in South Africa to cultivate indigenous protea flowers commercially and just under half of the farm is planted with indigenous flowers.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style White
Country South Africa
Rating TA 96
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R350.00
Producer Botanica
Region Swartland
Variety Chenin Blanc
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator