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Kanu Chenin Blanc 2009

Chenin Blanc from South Africa
  • ST 87
  • WS 87
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Winemaker Notes

Pale straw color. Intriguing nose of green melon, nectarines and honeysuckle contrasting with a more savory 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 multi-dimensional in character.

Critical Acclaim

ST 87
International Wine Cellar

Bright medium yellow. Aromas of lemon drop and smoke. Sweet and honeyed, with good fruit, but a bit lacking in verve and lift. A rather full style of chenin, with an exotic citrus note that may be from the viognier. 7.6 Grams per liter residual sugar.

WS 87
Wine Spectator

A bright, breezy style, with easygoing pear, apple and fig notes that are nicely rounded on the finish. Drink now.

Kanu, , South Africa
The vineyards and cellar of Kanu wines are located on the Goedgeloof (HOOT-ha-loof) farm, nestled in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. The property once formed a part of the original Spier Wine Estate, granted to a German soldier by Cape governor Simon van der Stel in 1692. According to a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, Kanu was a mythical bird of promise. The creature’s appearance in the African skies signaled the blessings of a bountiful... View More