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Jason’s Hill Chenin Blanc 2019

Jason’s Hill is an awesome winery. Their wine is awesome. The 2016 Chenin is fantastic. Apparently the 2019 was a bit of an experiment. The fact it was part of a special suggests that maybe the experiment wasn’t as successful as hoped. Maybe I’m lashing out because I’m sick of lockdown. Go to Jason’s Hill […]

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2016

I have happy memories of drinking large quantities of this in the sun with family and good friends so it’s guaranteed to make me smile, but it’s that good that it doesn’t need the help. Smells like the sea (in a wholesome way rather than dead fish and sewage) went perfectly with my perfectly braaied […]

Oddbins #111

As things stand, this is the Cleveland Browns of Oddbins. 1-1-1. As things taste, it’s a lot better than the football coming out of Cleveland. Crisp and fruity. Yet another example of the versatility of South African Chenin unlike the surprise Browns win at the weekend.

Teubes Chenin Blanc 2017

Went to the West Coast to watch my mate in a surf comp, and came home with a case of this. If the waves, wildness and seafood aren’t enough to lure you west, then this full-bodied, sea-breeze reared Chenin should be all the motivation you need.

Niel Joubert Chenin Blanc 2017

I have a buy on sight policy for any wine that costs R70 or less and has Michael-Angelo stickers. This one was covered in more gold medallions than a 1970’s pimp and had far better taste. Definitely getting more. Up there with the Simonsig Chenin for cost to quality ratio.

Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2016

Fairly non-eventful on sipping some fresh out of the fridge. Letting it get a degree or two warmer and pairing it with some fish is like Paul Bearer’s urn to the Undertaker in a Wrestlemania main event, as it suddenly it jumps into life. Fortunately no tombstone piledrivers were administered during the course of this […]

Gabrielskloof Chenin Blanc 2017

Perfectly wooded Chenin that sits in the sweet spot between “I can buy a case of this and dish it out at the next braai” and “I can buy a case of this as long as the wife isn’t looking and the kid’s school fees are all paid up”. Possibly gets an extra point because […]