KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc Paarl 2017
93 Points, Tim Atkin plus 91 Points, Decanter. A ripe and complex limited release Chenin Blanc.
This classy Chenin Blanc from KWV's limited release 'Mentors' range has a deep golden colour, and intense aromas of apricots, honeysuckle, lime, nougat and macedamia nuts. The palate is textured and creamy, with full-flavours of pure apricot and ripe melon, backed with fresh citrus notes which give a vibrant finish. Enjoy now but can age 3-5+ years. Try with pork, roast chicken, asian dishes and cheese.
"80% oak and 20% stainless steel tank fermented Chenin has produced a tightly wound wine with a wood and beeswax nose, followed by baked apple and lime backed up by a lovely cleansing acidity. The finish develops honey and stone fruit flavours." 91 Points, Decanter Magazine
The Mentors range showcases the diversity of soils and climate in South Africa. The grapes used to craft these wines are mentored from each wines conception, through specific site selection, treatment in the vineyards, and special cellar care with Wim at the helm. The result are wines which have been produced with passion and real attention to detail, which seriously over-deliver on quality for the price.