Christian Eedes on Chenin Blanc: SA vs France

Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Demi Sec Vouvray 2001 Christian Eedes on Chenin Blanc: SA vs France

This week on his blog, Christian Eedes pondered Chenin Blanc’s potential to create profound, ‘deeply rewarding’ wines with incredible staying power. At an informal tasting with friends, he compared 11 of SA’s most lauded Chenins to four benchmark French wines, among them Huet’s Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Vouvray 2001. Read his tasting notes and observations on Whatidranklastnight.co.za.

Those wishing to stage their own clash of the Chenin titans can find the French contingent on our website.

Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Vouvray 2001 (CE: 95 points)
R595

Domaine Vincent Câreme Vouvray Sec 2012 (CE: 92 points)
R195

Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1982 (CE: 91 points)
The 1975 is available from Wine Cellar for R650.

Thierry Germain Saumur Blanc Insolite 2012 (CE: 90 points)
R350

View our top local Chenins at each price level here.


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