Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Vignes de St Pierre Blanc from the 2018 vintage and the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. It is a blend consisting mostly of grenache blanc, vermentino and chasan. Chasan you say? It is a crossing between chardonnay and palomino it seems, from the Languedoc. I had notContinue reading “Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review”

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc South Africa 2019

South African wine producers appear to be having a hard time of it at the moment with heavy covid-19 restrictions, based on wine media and industry webinars made available by the Institute of Masters of Wine here. Chenin blanc is a South African white wine paradigm and this wine from Badenhorst in Swartland is aContinue reading “Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc South Africa 2019”

Mount Abora Koggelbos Swartland South Africa Chenin Blanc 2014

This is a very savoury chenin blanc from Mount Abora in South Africa.  It opens to tertiary aromas of toast, earth and lemons.  The palate has racy acidity and is quite a complex rendition of chenin blanc, and South African chenin blanc, in particular.  This is a deliciously complex wine that will suit current drinking.Continue reading “Mount Abora Koggelbos Swartland South Africa Chenin Blanc 2014”

Marc Brédif Vouvray Classic 2016

This is a both a very good and classical interpretation of Vouvray from Marc Brédif.  In the glass, there are typical chenin blanc aromas of lemon, earth, stone and meal.  The palate has racy and fresh acidity, a medium body and is dry with a touch of sugar weight.  I could drink this all dayContinue reading “Marc Brédif Vouvray Classic 2016”

Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

This is a delicious Anjou blanc from Thierry Germain in the Loire Valley. The label is simple too – “Anjou blanc” needs to be at least 80% chenin blanc and many French producers leave it at the former regional description. This label helpfully states that’s what’s in it – i.e. chenin blanc. It has aromasContinue reading “Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016”