David & Nadia Sadie CHENIN BLANC Swartland 2022 750ml

SKU: 210000052003 ISBN: 6009881014728

Wine Information:

Country: South Africa

Region: Western Cape


Appellation: Swartland

Variety: Chenin Blanc

Type: Whites

Size: 750ml

93 Points James Suckling | This is showing aromas of apricot stones, almonds, cardamom and lemon pith. It’s medium-bodied with plenty of phenolic texture, with a fresh, mineral and almost chalky finish. Drink or hold. (2022). 

92 Points Wine Advocate | The 2022 Chenin Blanc comes from a blend of eight single vineyards, four of which are bottled as single-vineyard Chenin Blanc. It displays a refined nose with notions of apple and citrus blossom and white peach and wax melon. Medium-bodied and with a fine mineral tension, the palate displays a kiss of phenolic bitterness before revealing layers of complexity. It ends with a refined, fresh, ethereal finish. Enjoy with food.

91 Points Vinous | The 2022 Chenin Blanc comes from 8 vineyards in granite soils, plantings from 1968 to 1986, matured 20% in concrete and the remainder in neutral oak. Lemon thyme, orange zest and light waxy scents blossom on the nose - quite intense and well-delineated, almost feisty in style. The palate is taut and fresh, more saline than the Aristargos, with a linear, slightly more malic finish than usual. Plenty of freshness, but I would cellar this for 3-5 years before broaching. Very fine.