|Wine Safari Score - Greg Sherwood MW: 96+/100 points|
|Tim Atkin MW Special South Africa Report 2020: 94 points|
|Platter's Wine Guide 2021: 5 stars|
£23.20 per bottle
Part of the Fine Art Collection, Catherine Marshall’s Chenin Blanc fermented in Clay is meticulously grown in the cool Elgin Valley along with a small portion from old bush vines in Stellenbosch. Fermented in handmade, old world styled clay amphorae, these key attributes afford a wine with broad layers of ripe pears, fresh stone fruit and white flowers on a canvas of flinty, wet stone that contributes to the overall texture.
Wine Safari Score: 96+/100 Greg Sherwood MW “This beautiful Chenin Blanc really is a gorgeous wine. I loved the 2017 and 2018 but this 2019 seems to reach an even higher, more honed level of quality and purity. The aromatics combine intense notes of crushed gravel, dusty baked granite, dried straw and hints of fynbos and white lilies with nuances of dried pineapple slices, fresh yellow orchard fruits and a delicate pinch of fresh lemon peel. The palate is fabulously broad, glycerol and mouth coating with multi-layers of tart bright pineapple pastille, crunchy green pears, lemon cordial and a subtle hint of tart juicy tangerine fruit. Lovely stone fruit characters resonate on the palate with an incredible intensity, a piercing line of acidity and the most agreeable, integrated liquid minerality on the finish. Undoubtedly a great vintage handle expertly by Cathy with just that extra little je ne said pas added by the fermentation in the clay amphorae. I’m utterly smitten by this delicious, soulful wine. Drink from 2020 to 2030+.”
RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRING: Japanese Edomae sushi, Indonesian styled cuisine, tempura vegetables or a pea shoot/ young stem broccoli with lemon infused risotto
RECOMMENDED BOTTLE MATURATION: The wine is approachable in its youth with fresh, bright aromatics and may age well for up to 8 years. Primary fruit aspects include white pears, fresh nectarines and may evolve into almond paste, baked apple and spicy cardamom notes.
|Producer||Catherine Marshall Wines|
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