Metzer 'Maritime' Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

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Metzer 'Maritime' Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

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This fabulous Chenin Blanc takes its name from the vineyard’s proximity to the ocean, but the power of suggestion had no effect whatosever on our tasting impressions. Understood? The aromas have a saline freshness and there’s a hint of crushed oyster shells that chime perfectly with the breezy citrus flavours, while there’s a hint of sweet nectarine that bring a juicy ripeness to the mineral undercurrent. It was barrel-fermented in French oak where it remained for a further 8 months and it’s absolutely delicious. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2024.

Press reviews:

Tim Atkin MW: “Maritime hails from Firgrove and sits a mere four kilometres from the ocean. (It’s also the source of Mulderbosch’s W Block Chenin.) Picked early at the end of January, it’s a fresh, focused, saline white with some subtle white peach sweetness. 2018-2023” 93 points

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