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Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne Chenin Blanc 2012 Wine Review

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne Chenin Blanc 2012

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne Chenin Blanc 2012

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Simonsig

Agent: Azureau Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 90/100

South African Chenin Blanc is probably the world's most under-rated white wine. You MUST try this! Rock your world with apple blossom, peach forgetfulness and pleasure beyond limits. Full-bodied. Dive into it. Pair with pork tenderloin.

Chenin Blanc food pairings: Asian dishes, fresh seafood salad, smoked turkey sandwiches.

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This Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne Chenin Blanc 2012 was reviewed on February 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2009  2009 

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This full-bodied white wine was fermented with native South African yeasts and some sur lie aging for 4 to 10 weeks. The result is enhanced aromas and flavours of tropical fruit apple, pear, and floral. Medium+ acidity. The finish is long on a smooth fruit driven finish. Serve this wine slightly chilled as an aperitif or enjoy it with spicy Asian dishes, or lighter seafood fare.
Tasted: February 2015
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Mild white tree fruit aromas with white florals. A pretty palate with tart white tree fruit. Crisp, acidic mouthfeel and a tart white fruit finish.
The 2012 vintage of the Chenin Avec Chene is aged in 400-litre large French oak barrels. Batonnage (stirring of the fermenting wine for greater extraction of flavour) is done early in the process. - Community Wine Reviews

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