Reyneke, Biodynamic Chenin Blanc 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Reyneke_BiodynamicCheninBlanc_750ml_2019
R250

Critic Score

95
NM

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'The 2019 Chenin Blanc Biodynamic comes from two blocks that comprise the oldest vines on the estate. Matured in foudres and used barrels, like its Sauvignon counterpart, it sports a very subtle reduction on the nose that lends it edginess and complexity. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Wonderful mineral tones come through toward the long, fresh, saline finish. This cries out for oysters. A brilliant Chenin Blanc. Drink 2022-2038.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100 (Apr 2021)

'Part of a superb line up of white wines from Reyneke in 2019, this hails from two old-vine blocks planted in the mid-1970s. Textured, saline and perfumed, with notes of wild flowers and honey, a hint of old wood spice and a textured, salty finish. Effortlessly complex. Drink 2020-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

'The 2019 vintage of the Chenin Blanc (Certified Heritage Vineyards – Planted 1976) from the Stellenbosch biodynamic grower Reyneke seems slightly attenuated compared to the excellent 2018. The nose is currently very primary but still rather pretty showing pear, citrus, peach and guava with herbs and flowers in the background while the palate is light and lean with racy acidity and a saline finish. Very good but slightly less complex and intense than the preceding year.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100

'Upfront floral and white peach notes, with hints of pear and grapefruit on the nose. Notes of honey and melon start to become more apparent later on, in the glass.The palate is fresh and vibrant, with an almost saline feel on the tongue. The finish is long, well balanced and rounded.' – Nuschka de Vos, Winemaker
More Information
Alcohol 12%
Technical analysis RS: 4.4 g/L | TA: 4.6 g/L | PH: 3.31
Variety Chenin Blanc
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Rating NM 95
Winemaker Johan Reyneke
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Reyneke is one of 5 Stellenbosch properties to get First Growth status in Tim Atkin's 2017 SA Report. Reyneke farm began in 1863 when it was then named 'Uitzicht', meaning 'view'. It is located overlooking Stellenbosch and False Bay with north, south and east facing slopes. Reyneke is certified organic and biodynamic and follows sustainable practices in everything they do. 'Their wines demonstrate the care they take, not infallible wines, rather honest and personality-driven wines that are distinctive, as much cerebral as sensory experiences,' says Neal Martin.
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator