K W V Contemporary Collection Chenin Blanc 2014, Western Cape

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Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc
Western Cape, South Africa

$9.45 (18689)

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Critic Reviews (7)

Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Good chenin. Like that they didn't shy away from leaving a touch of sugar. All it does is amp up the aromatics a...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Fantastic value for this steen (chenin blanc). Old vines yield stell, lemon pith, wet pavement. Just off dry, the...

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

Very floral nose, backed with green apple. Apple flavours continue in the mouth, alongside fresh acidity. Clean, well...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a delicious amazingly well priced alternative for pinot grigio lovers. The 2014 vintage of this wine shows...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Some might be put off by the slightly earthy-flinty character in this chenin blanc; it's certainly not all fruit, but...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Despite the obvious base, elemental and flinty suggestions, it would take some yoga like stretching to pull a Chenin...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has the essential crunch of Cape chenin with fairly lifted green pear and apple fruit, and some citrus but there...

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Community Reviews (7)

Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Excellent with just a touch of sweetness

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Reggie
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senorsoupe
senorsoupe

What a great value for money. It is nice and sweet with good floral and citrusy notes. Good balance between the sweet and the dry. One of the best value for money white wines you can get and it is my normal house white. At $9.45 it is a great deal, on sale ($7.95) it's just incredible. Time to go stock up....

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optimalpanda
optimalpanda

While Chenin Blanc is often known for its dryer qualities this variety has a notable amount of sugars still present in the mix. There is a fruity nose immediately noticeable on opening the bottle, reminiscent of green apples.

This smell persists in the taste as well, bringing a while still light and highly drinkable wine, slight sweet and acidic undertones bring more body than is normally expected.

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southnam
southnam

For the price of $7.95 this wine was a steal. It has a very nice fruity aroma to it that can make it a very dangerous wine as it is very easy to finish a bottle. My wife loved the lemony acidity of it.
We were trying to find a wine that was comparable to one we picked up at a winery in PEC by Sandbanks at a cheaper price. This one is not exactly but a very good alternative.

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Dave Dal Farra
Dave Dal Farra

Smoking deal, accessible and wide ranging appeal but still interesting with complexity way way above its price. Just found a new house wine for weekday meals

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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

A good value wine, the aroma has herbaceous notes mixed with soft citrus. The taste was slightly buttery with moderate to low acid on the finish. This wine will please most tastes.

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