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Kanu Kcb Chenin Blanc 2006 Wine Review

Kanu Kcb Chenin Blanc 2006

Kanu Kcb Chenin Blanc 2006

W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Kanu

Agent: Abcon International

Product: 907089

More Vintages: 2003   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Terrific, aromatic, full-bodied with a toasty kiss of oak. Fleshy ripe peach and melon. Yum!

Chenin Blanc food pairings: seafood with cream sauce and pasta.

This was reviewed December 8, 2012 by

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Sarah Emilson rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The straw colour of this wine is giving way to a more yellow-gold with it's seven years of age at the time of my tasting. A wide range of aromas consisting of peach, granny smith apples, mandarin orange zest, wet wool, ash, buttery popcorn and slightly rubbery (in a good way). The palate here is dry, with [still] high acid, full bodied (rich in texture from wood ageing and battonage work), and medium+ alcohol levels. Apples, satsuma, quince, lime juice, nutmeg, and a cheesy/soy/umami characteristic all come forth in the flavour profile; with a medium length finish. If you are looking for a Loire-style Chenin Blanc this is not it, but considering it's price point this is a very good wine. For an under-$15 bottle, this is a fantastic find. Don't bother to hold onto this wine much longer, it should be enjoyed now. It was just fine paired with pheasant & pork sausages and an apple, arugula & goat's cheese salad.
Fresh, mouth-watering ’06, abundant green apple fruit focuses broad and complex flavours; firm, rich, solid finish. Score: 3½ (out of 5) Source: Meryl Weaver, Platter's South African Wine Guide
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