2017 Skuinskap Steen, Lourens Family Wines, Piekenierskloof

From a 1977 Piekenierskloof vineyard planted on decomposed sandstone, this is floral and delicate with such a lightness of touch about it. Brilliant Chenin Blanc from one of South Africa’s brightest stars.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
5 available
£35.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Skuinskap Steen, Lourens Family Wines, Piekenierskloof

TASTING NOTES

The 2017 Skuinskap Steen Chenin Blanc comes from Chenin Blanc trained on vines planted on decomposed sandstone soils that tend to ripen particularly slowly. It has slightly more vigor on the nose, where fennel and peppermint infuse yellow stone fruit, all nicely defined. The palate is well balanced with a taut line of acidity and quite saline in the mouth; a touch of stem ginger and white pepper surfaces toward the persistent finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (August 2018)
92/100