Leeuwenkuil Heritage Chenin Blanc 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
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(30 In Stock)

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'Wholebunch, wild ferment/9 months in mostly new oak, but 2019 handles it with ease. Preserved quince & apricot, Lemon Cream biscuit savoury seam, there’s lots going on. Richly textured, flavourful, very long finish. Can age. More character than 2018 (4 stars, 89 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'It might seem strange to talk about white wines in terms of their tannic structure, but it makes sense on this naturally fermented Chenin made in partnership with Loire producer Vincent Carême. Grippy, intensely stony and concentrated, with layers of thatch, citrus peel and aniseed and a savoury finish. Drink 2021-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 92/100
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Condition New
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating PG 93
Producer information Leeuwenkuil, meaning ‘Lion’s Lair’, is owned by Willie and Emma Dreyer. Situated in the Swartland, the farm dates back to 1693. When Willie and Emma began building Leeuwenkuil it was 45 hectares of vineyards but today comprises of 1,250 hectares. At Leeuwenkuil they follow a sustainable farming approach with as little interference as possible. Leeuwenkuil offers staggering value in general and caused a stir when their 2013 Shiraz was given a 92-point score in Decanter.
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