Lievland 2017 Old Vines Chenin Blanc
Paarl South Africa
Michael Apstein 92 Rating
Chenin Blanc can be one of the great white wines of the world. Its problem, similar to Riesling, another spectacular white wine, is that the wines range from dry to sweet and that the style is often not apparent from looking at the label, confusing the consumer. This one from Lievland Vineyards is superb, vibrant and mineral-y with the barest hint of roundness. Beautifully balanced, it is clean and cutting, but not aggressive because of its mineral-like character. It is good as a stand-alone sipper or even better with slightly spiced dishes or sushi.
Buy this one by the 12pk for $15.00 per bottle