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Cartology, 2014, Chris & Suzaan Alheit, Chenin Blanc/Semillon

January 2, 2019

 

 

Cartology, 2014, Chris & Suzaan Alheit, Chenin Blanc/Semillon

 

The Wine Society - £27.00

 

Tasting date - 31/12/2018

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced  

 

Primary aroma - White blossom, apricot, peach, quince, ripe pear, slight grassy note

 

Secondary aroma - Cream, butter, vanilla

 

Tertiary aroma - Honey, toffee popcorn, toasted pine nut, brazil nut

 

 

Sweetness - Off-dry

 

Acidity - Medium plus

 

Tannin and nature -  None

 

Alcohol - Medium plus

 

Body - Medium plus

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours -  White blossom, apricot, peach, quince, ripe pear, slight grassy note

 

Secondary flavours - Cream, butter, vanilla

 

Tertiary flavours - Honey, toffee popcorn, toasted pine nut, brazil nut

 

 

Finish - Long

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Blind Tasting Logic

 

The standard  use of BLIC will safely guide you to the outstanding quality, luckily the tertiary notes are in full swing which makes the conclusion easy.

 

A mixture of oak, alcohol and stone fruit notes should place you either in Chardonnay or Chenin Blanc but the touch of sweetness on the palate should place it in Chenin. A helping hand of either two other Chenin Blancs in the line-up or two other South African wines would obviously help.

 

A truly terrific wine that is just starting to open up, this wine has a long future ahead of it.

 

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