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Kanu Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2008

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The name Kanu is derived from a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, who told of the legend of a mythical bird of promise. The story tells that when the bird appeared, all those who fell under its shadow would be blessed with a bountiful harvest. This unoaked Chenin is a pale straw colour. There is an intriguing nose of green melon, nectarines and honeysuckle contrasting with a more savoury celery salt character. Playful spiciness lingers in the background. A broad mid-palate is underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multi-dimensional in character. Served at 12° - 15° C, this is an ideal summer wine to be enjoyed with salads, chargrilled artichokes in olive oil or platters of ripe summer fruit. Also matches fresh line fish and light, cream-based pastas. A perfect picnic wine.

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Editorial Reviews for Kanu Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
06/29/2010

Aromas of honeycomb, flowers and lemon curd jump from the glass. On entry this is a bit soft and spreads out gently on the palate with good acids and a medium bodied feel. The flavors are gently honied with a touch of mineral and lightly creamy citrus tones, with a nice, fresh lemon verbena element on the pretty long finish. This is complex and rich with a nice smooth texture and fine balance. Perfect for a meaty white fish in a simple cream sauce with some capers as an accent. 87pts


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Snooth User: Val13
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4.00 5
06/18/2009

Nice bouquet--light and not overpowering, kind of like thyme?? Slightly buttery, medium acidity, medium finish. Would go well with chicken, whether mild or spicy, maybe a mild sausage or pork dish as well. Would buy again.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.00 5
04/07/2010

The nose is playful, with cherries, stone fruits, and herbs. The mouth has some sweetness and good acidity and minerality. Well balanced, enjoyable to drink.

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  • Snooth User: solomania9
    63312,963
    4.00 5
    04/07/2010

    Light steely bready nose. Amazingly creamy thick mouthfeel with lemon and dry bakery notes. Complex and light - really really like this.


    Snooth User: silsmil
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    2.00 5
    04/26/2010

    Two glasses


    External Reviews for Kanu Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

    External Review
    08/29/2010

    Pale straw colour. A nose of tropical fruit and summer melon with a hint of spice. Crisp and full bodied, the papaya and pineapple flavours ensure a lingering aftertaste.



    The name Kanu is derived from a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, who told of the legend of a mythical bird of promise. The story tells that when the bird appeared, all those who fell under its shadow would be blessed with a bountiful harvest. This unoaked Chenin is a pale straw colour. There is an intriguing nose of green melon, nectarines and honeysuckle contrasting with a more savoury celery salt character. Playful spiciness lingers in the background. A broad mid-palate is underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multi-dimensional in character. Served at 12° - 15° C, this is an ideal summer wine to be enjoyed with salads, chargrilled artichokes in olive oil or platters of ripe summer fruit. Also matches fresh line fish and light, cream-based pastas. A perfect picnic wine.

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