Price:  £7.95 | Case Rate: £7.49
Ex Tax: £6.63

Indaba - Chenin Blanc 2017/2018

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Maker: Bruwer Raats
  • Grape: Chenin Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 (2013) VS: 88 (2012) WS: 86 (2013) WE: 86 (2011) JP: 3 Stars (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most widely planted varietal and the Cape's signature white. This fresh, vibrant version offers luscious flavors of tropical fruit, melon and honeyed pear, backed by bright citrus flavors. Lively peppery notes and an underlying mineral character shine through on the finish.

Winery Information

Indaba

Indaba is the Zulu word for ‘a meeting of the minds’. The label was created as a celebration of the democratisation in South Africa and the wines are created by the celebrated winemaker, Bruwer Raats. The grapes are sourced from emerging regions of the Western Cape such as Robertson, Wellington and the Breede River Valley, and offer phenomenal value for money. Great winemaking at a great price.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)86 pts

eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 - Neal Martin - The 2013 Chenin Blanc is more expressive than the Sauvignon Blanc with attractive undergrowth, waxy aromas coming through. The palate is well-balanced with orange zest and peachy notes, with a finish that is clean and armed with commercial appeal.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)88 pts

May/June '13 by Stephen Tanzer - Pale greenish yellow. Citrus and mint aromas accented by flowers and pepper. Round and slightly sweet (five grams per liter r.s.), but with sound acidity giving shape to the flavors of melon, honey and green pepper. A touch of oak adds complexity. This crowd-pleasing, aggressively priced chenin should be flexible at the dinner table.

Wine Spectator (2013)86 pts

Web Only 2014 - Offers plump lemon shortbread, apple and heather notes, with a friendly, open finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)86 pts

There’s a pleasing ripeness to this wine, with attractive aromas and flavors of toasted apple skin, sweet orange and melon rind. Clean and brisk on the close with a nice acidic cut to the medium-weight mouth. A readily available, well-made value; drink now. — L.B. (3/1/2012)

John Platter (2013)3 stars

Bright, ripe stone & tropical fruit, 2013 hint of tinned pineapple, fresh, fullish & soft.

Vinification Notes

Grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Swartland, characterized by soils of Table Mountain sandstone and decomposed Dolomite granite. Approximately 70% of the vines are low-yielding dry farmed bush vines, with anaverage age of 20+ years. A small component hails from 54 year old bush vines