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Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2011

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"forms the perfect introduction to South African Chenin at a bargain basement price. It has a crisp nose of fresh Nashi pear and chalk dust. The palate is nicely balanced with tangerine and apricot tinged fruit that leads to a delicate finish with well-judged acidity and hints of peach on the finish. This is straight to the points, no frills, delicious Chenin...90" WA 12/12

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Simonsig:
Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. Here the cool maritime Mediterranean climate and quintessentia... Read more
Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. Here the cool maritime Mediterranean climate and quintessential terroir flawlessly intertwine to create world class wines. Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Winelands in 1688, the knowledge imparted over more than ten generations has equipped the Malan family to excel as one of the leading private producers of estate wines in South Africa. The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and pioneer of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines, but introduced numerous Simonsig ‘firsts’ leaving an indelible legacy in the Cape Winelands. From humble beginnings on the De Hoop farm in 1953 and inspired by Frans Malan’s foresight and quest for unsurpassed quality, Simonsig has grown into a successful family business with a proud heritage. His groundbreaking innovations include South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique, Kaapse Vonkel more than 30 years ago – bottle fermented sparkling wine made in the style of French champagne – as well as the first South African Rhine Riesling and wooded whites. Frans Malan was also one of the three founders of the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, the first of its kind in Africa, introducing local cellars to wine lovers and tourists from all over the world since 1971. Read less

Member Reviews for Simonsig Chenin Blanc

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Snooth User: tedslater
58815611
4.00 5
05/02/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
1.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/23/2012

Lime and light jalapeno on the nose, with general citrus flavors. A bit medicinal with a grating tartness. No floral aromas or character and no complexity.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/01/2010

Great summer sipper. Light and effervescent. Almost like a vinho verde. Some nice honey covered pears. Drink extremely cold. Great as just an apertif.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/12/2009

Grapefruit and citrus on the nose. Very nicely balanced with lively acidity, good oak and a clean minerality. Very nice and worked well with mushroom soup.


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
249237361
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/22/2009

Easy drinking. Light and fruity,but not too..sweet.


Snooth User: GuidoMae
17613040
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/15/2009

Wine with a great value for money. Nice and refreshing on a warm day. All aspects of the wine are nicely integrated.


Snooth User: Anca
3886228
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/05/2008

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Simonsig Chenin Blanc

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
08/25/2011

Chenin Blanc 2011 - Simonsig: Chenin Blanc 2011 - Weißwein von Simonsig Dieser gehaltvolle Chenin Blanc ist der weiße Paradewein von Simonsig. Er duftet intensiv nach reifen Aprikosen, exotischen Lychee und einem Hauch Honig. Im Mund wirkt er schmelzig und ist mit feinen mineralischen Noten unterlegt zusammen mit süsslichen Komponenten. Ein Ausnahme-Chenin Blanc aus Stellenbosch der zur asiatischen Küche mit scharfem Curry und gebratenen Ananas passt!Daten zu Simonsig Chenin Blanc:Weingut: SimonsigLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorten: Chenin BlancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,50 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,20 g/lRestsüße: 6,80 g/Lagerfähigkeit: Jung zu trinkenAuszeichnungen des Simonsig Chenin Blanc:"Best Value Chenin Blanc" - John Platter86/100 Punkten - Wine Spectator Stellenbosch


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Vibrant yellow with a green tinge. Beautiful expression of ripe pears and apricot with hints of kiwi fruit and pineapple. A well balanced wine with excellent structure and dimensions. This full bodied Chenin blanc with its refined natural acidity represents elegance and finesse with a lingering freshness, making the 2010 Chenin blanc a perfect wine for any occasion. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/16/2010

Helles, klares Grünlichgelb. Saubere, feine Aromatik nach frisch gepflückten Wiesenblumen weisser Pfirsich und Zitrus. Feine Säurestruktur, viel Rasse und Eleganz.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/15/2011

Aromas of sunripend yellow apples and pears. Tactile subtle, sweet dried apricots and honey are perfectly balanced by a subtle mineral finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 05/11/2011

WS: 88 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/14/2010

Dichtes, intensives Grüngelb, sehr tiefe Nase mit viel Mineralik, erinnert an Honig, auch etwas überreife Früchte, dicht, voll und kräftig am Gaumen. Intensive Röstaromen, lang anhaltend.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/20/2010

Sun-ripened Chenin has a subtle honey and raisin flavor which adds to the layered complexity and smooth silky texture on the finish. Sun-ripened Chenin has a subtle honey and raisin flavor which adds to the layered complexity and smooth silky texture on the finish.


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"forms the perfect introduction to South African Chenin at a bargain basement price. It has a crisp nose of fresh Nashi pear and chalk dust. The palate is nicely balanced with tangerine and apricot tinged fruit that leads to a delicate finish with well-judged acidity and hints of peach on the finish. This is straight to the points, no frills, delicious Chenin...90" WA 12/12

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