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Arniston Bay Western Cape Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review

Arniston Bay Western Cape Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2009

Arniston Bay Western Cape Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2009

South Africa, South Africa

Community Score: 4.3/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $6.20

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml


Alcohol: 13.5%

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Arniston Bay

Agent: Kirkwood Diamond Canada Partnership

Product: 129650

More Vintages: 2008   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 86/100

A pleasant, melon-ripe white with a crisp green-apple acidity. Nice aperitif.

Chenin Blanc Chardonnay food pairings: chicken dishes with savory sauces, ethnic dishes, spicy foods, on its own, salads and soups, vegetarian dishes.

This was reviewed March 28, 2010 by

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This masterfully blended white wine has lovely pineapple and ripe melon flavours on the nose following through to a limy full
middle-palate and finishing in crisp freshness. This wine can be enjoyed now and will keep well for a further 2 years from vintage.
The small fishing village of Arniston, with its unspoiled coastline, white dunes
and turquoise waters, is situated at the most southerly point of the African
continent. It is best known today for its 200 year-old fisherman’s village, Kassiesbaai. The village is a national monument and its whitewashed,thatched cottages have stolen the hearts of many artists and photographers.

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