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Painted Wolf "The Den" Chenin Blanc 2014 Wine Review

Painted Wolf "The Den" Chenin Blanc 2014

Painted Wolf "The Den" Chenin Blanc 2014

Swartland, South Africa

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


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Marcia J. Hamm rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

What an amazing wine! To be honest, I'm always a bit dubious about wines from South Africa, but after tasting this wine during our South Africa section in my diploma class, I was changing my mind. Although I tasted the 2013 in class which has a percentage of Chardonnay in it, this vintage is 100% Chenin Blanc, but with a portion aged in the presence of oak staves, and a portion with lees stirring which really gave this wine a creamy mouth feel and full body. Great nose of sweet hay and pear, baked apples with a hint of sweet spice, followed by more sweet hay, melon and key lime on the palate with searing high acidity. Try it with a creamy cheese to cut through the acidity and accentuate the mouth feel.

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