Illimis Chenin Blanc 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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‘Viticulturist-cum-winemaker Lucinda Heyns specialises in graceful, understated reds and whites. This Chenin Blanc, fermented in neutral oak and aged on its lees for seven months, has honeysuckle and hay bale aromas, flavours of lanolin, stone and citrus and a frisson of stony reduction. 2022-28’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2022, 93/100

‘Grapes from an Elgin vineyard on shale. Spontaneously fermented and matured for eight months in older oak. Pear, peach, apple and some smoky reduction on the nose. The palate is pure and direct. With bright acidity and a pithy finish, it comes across as extremely tightly wound currently – needs six to 12 months to unfurl.’ – Christian Eedes,, 92/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Lucinda Heyns
Alcohol 13%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating TA 93
Producer information Namibian born winemaker and viticulturist, Lucinda Heyns, started making wines under the Illimis label in 2015. She studied viticulture in South Africa and gained experience in South Africa, California and Italy. Lucinda’s winemaking philosophy is clear, she believes that wines should be crafted to reflect their origin and should harness what nature provides. She therefore follows a minimal intervention approach and allows each wine to reflect its unique vintage.
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