Kanu KCB Chenin Blanc 2006 Coastal region, South Africa
Tasted August 2012
Appearance - clear and bright shows a medium intensity golden colour with a thin watery rim and some visible tears.
Nose - clean, fully developed with medium pus intensity aromas that resemble cooked stone fruits like apricot, honeyed notes, some marzipan and slight sherry character.
Palate - dry, medium plus acidity, medium plus alcohol and body. Medium plus flavour intensity is again focused in very ripe stone fruits, cooked red apples, honey and traces of caramel. Medium plus length.
Conclusions (16,5/20) - very good quality, Shows the Chenin character and a hot climate region, with ripe fruit notes, a good concentration and nicely mellowed maturation. A smooth, velvety palate gives a mouth-coating effect that almost resembles a sweeter wine style, with the ripe fruit being balanced by a refreshing acidity. Ready to drink, already showing some signs of oxidation, although healthy for the time being it could be past it's best on the short term.