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Kanu Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw colour. 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 underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multidimensional in character. 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
89065215,725
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
330935,531
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
    63312,961
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 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
    438174112
    2.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 04/26/2010

    Two glasses


    Snooth User: iconsam
    481209152
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 07/15/2010

    Apple, mangoes, tropical fruits and a hint of passion fruit. Nicely crisp and yet just enough sweetness to be able to enjoy with meals and after a meal. Perfect summer wine.


    Snooth User: strikingvisage
    14430876
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 03/01/2009

    Pear and lanolin in nose with musty, earthy aromas. Dry with a great finish, but maybe a little hollow mid-palate.


    Snooth User: aronowm2
    333343,705
    4.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 04/27/2009

    excellent value. sour papayas and pineapple for days.


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    External Reviews for Kanu Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 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.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

    Fresh with floral and peach notes followed by a crisp lime-filled finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 02/28/2009

    Pale straw color. A nose of tropical fruit and summer melon with a hint of spice. Crisp and full bodied, the papaya and pineapple flavors ensure a lingering aftertaste. Blend: 88.8% Chenin Blanc, 6% Sauvignon Blanc, 5.2% ChardonnayFood suggestions: An ideal wine to be enjoyed with salads, char-grilled artichokes in olive oil or platters of ripe fruit. Also matches fresh line fish and light, cream-based pastas. A perfect picnic wine.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesPale straw color with a green tinge. A nose of summer melon and tropical fruit with a hint of spice. Crisp, clean, bright and full-bodied, with a lingering aftertaste. Drinking well now but will gain complexity with bottle maturation. An ideal summer wine to be enjoyed with cold meats and salads; smoked chicken; fresh line fish; and light, cream-based pastas. A perfect picnic wine.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

    85WS see above next screen for discounted case price


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 07/25/2008

    In South African legend, Kanu was a bird who promised a bountiful harvest to all who passed under its shadow. The makers of this dry and delicate Chenin Blanc must have been directly under its flight path, because this bottle is bursting with fresh, full tropical fruit flavors, layered over a subtle mineral base. Drink this on its own or take advantage of its great acidity by pairing it with light hors d'oeuvres.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 04/21/2010

    In der Nase explodieren exotische Aromen. Der Gaumen präsentiert sich voll, reich und kräftig, die Komplexität des Weines endet in einem lange anhaltenden Finish.


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    Pale straw colour. 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 underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multidimensional in character. 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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