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Lievland Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2018
Region: Paarl
Winery: Lievland Vineyards
Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2018
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Description: This wine is representative of the versatility of old vine Chenin Blanc. It has a light straw color with a golden hue. Showing notes of white peach, citrus and pineapple on the nose, this wine has a rich and ripe mouthfeel coupled with vibrant acidity which contributes to the lingering zesty finish. The freshness and complexity of this wine will enable it to develop gracefully over the next 5 -7 years. This Chenin can easily be enjoyed on its own, but can also complement dishes such as smoked pork, Cape Malay bobotie, or creamy seafood.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Enthusiast NA FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Scents of honeycomb, beeswax and yellow melon abound on the nose of this wine, with some light sweet spice, baked apple and yellow flower accents. It's medium in weight, with ample acidity to lift the ripe orange, apple and pineapple core flavors and a slight prickle to the palate.
Wine Spectator NA FOR THE 2018 VINTAGE
This shows a silky texture, with mouthwatering acidity flowing through, linking toasted hazelnut accents to quince, heather and savory mineral notes. A slight grip midpalate adds to the charm. Drink now through 2023. 1,100 cases made, 500 cases imported. —
The Wine Advocate NA FOR THE 2018 VINTAGE
The 2018 Lievland Old Vines Chenin Blanc offers simple and easy aromas of yellow apple, lemon rind and white peach on the nose. Easy-drinking and accessible on the palate, the wine shows some depth and breadth with a pleasing texture across the mid-palate. Medium-bodied and refreshing, the wine ends with a crisp and mineral finish.