Lourens Family Wines, Blouklip Steen 750ml 2017South Africa, Piekenierskloof
This wine is made from a single vineyard that was planted in 1977 on the farm Contermanskloof situated in the Durbanville ward of Cape Town district. The vineyard consists of dry land bush vines, planted in dark decomposed shale soils situated roughly 10km from the Atlantic Ocean. This vineyard is passionately farmed by Robert HL Starke.
The idea behind this wine is to tell a story about a specific site, soil and farmer.
'The 2017 Blouklip Steen Chenin Blanc (the name translates as “blue rock,” a reference to the blue-tinged decomposed shale soils) comes from bush vines planted in 1977 in the Durbanville area. It offers a well-defined bouquet of orange pith, honeysuckle and light jasmine scents. The palate is very well balanced, crisply acidic and nicely poised, revealing a fine seam of mineralité that comes through on the finish. Nice and taut, this is a Chenin Blanc that should repay bottle age.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100
'From a 1977 Durbanville vineyard planted on shale. Top notes of fynbos and honeysuckle before naartjie and stone fruit plus a slight nutty, flor-like quality on the nose while the palate displays good weight and tannic texture. Has a real presence about it.' Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za rating: 94/100.
|Drink To||Drink or cellar|
|Producer||Lourens Family Wines|
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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 | JR: JancisRobinson.com | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | TA: Tim Atkin MW | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WS: Wine Spectator