LAMMERSHOEK CHENIN BLANC 2008

I’ve enjoyed this wine in the past so I gave it a try again. The wine is pale in color with a nice semi sweet smell of honey on the nose. On the mid pallet are lovely semi sweet tastes to go along with the bouquet. This wine is great for food pairing. It goes with so many different types of food! On the finish the wine is on the lighted side of medium with the sweetness balanced with a bit of crispness. This is quite a good chenin. I would agree with David an 89. We paired it with Tandoori chicken and it went well, holding it’s own! Alcohols and oak are well under control … Give it a whirl …

From the LCBO web site:
LAMMERSHOEK CHENIN BLANC 2008 WO Swartland TASTING NOTE: From old chenin vines near Paardeberg this is a rich, barrel-aged chenin blanc. The nose is a bit reserved with vague butterscotch, pear and spicy, cedary notes. Palate is medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with good acidity. The wine’s power and pedigree is found on the finish, with spice, minerality and butterscotch carrying to excellent length. A bit hot and peppery. Score – 89. (David Lawrason, July 6, 2009) 058206 (XD) 750 mL $ 18.95

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