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In this month’s Decanter magazine

In this month’s Decanter magazine

The August edition of Decanter magazine features Tim Atkins’ pick of the best South African old-vine Chenin Blancs, in which we were pleased to see Kaapzicht’s The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2016 and DeMorgenzon’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016. Both are produced from estate-grown fruit from old vines, planted in 1947 in the case of Kaapzicht, and 1972 at DeMorgenzon.

Tim commented:

The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2016, Kaapzicht
Right up there with the very best Cape Chenins of the 2016 vintage. Danie Steytler’s touch is very gentle here, marshalling a magical combination of old-vine concentration, minerality, lees and subtle oak. It’s racy and focused, with flavours of tangerine, pear tart, pineapple and sweet spices.

Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016, DeMorgenzon
Produced from a wonderul array of slopes and aspects, this is an effortlessly complex wine; exotic yet refreshing, viscous yet bone dry, rich yet restrained, showing citrus, honey and stone fruit flavours and an enticing minerality.