Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2017

Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2017

 

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Raats
Original Chenin Blanc 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Stellenbosch
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chenin Blanc

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 91 2017
WS Wine Spectator 91 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2016
RP Robert Parker 89 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 88 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings
The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is bursting with fresh fruit flavours ending with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. A very clean and satisfying hand-picked Chenin Blanc that's a versatile wine for food pairing.

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2017)
A fresh and vivid white with sliced white peaches, apples and cream. Medium body, fresh acidity and a dry, focused finish. Screw cap. Drink now. (6/2018)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2016)
Racy, with quinine and lime notes leading the core of honeysuckle, peach and green apple fruit along. Stays fresh through the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2019.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2016)
May 2017 - Vouvray-like scents of apple, honeysuckle and lanolin. Densely packed Chenin Blanc with a touch of sweetness easily handled by good acidity and a solid underlying spine. Finishes tactile, salty and dry, with a touch of phenolics contributing to the impression of grip. Lightly smoky throughout. This wine offers good weight and palate presence for its low alcohol. -- Stephen Tanzer

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2016)
April 2017 - Neal Martin - The 2016 Chenin Blanc Original comes from vines planted on granite and sandstone soils, and is fermented and aged in stainless steel. It has a fresh red apple and quince jelly bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a slightly waxy entry, notes of nectarine and a hint of star fruit, a pleasant salinity with a crisp, dry, mouth-cleansing finish.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 88 Points (2016)
Clean and bright, this opens with light aromas of fresh green apple, underripe pear and melon rind. The lightweight palate is fresh and racy, with a friendly and enjoyable mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2018.

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DCT
93
WS
91
RP
92

Honeyed pear / ginger and citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. Sourced from old vines from three vineyards. Characterized by their complex soils. Rich, intense, yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Profound wine that changes perspective.

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RP
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WE
93
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WE
95
VN
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Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 10-01-2020 . Score: 4.5