Jasper Wickens Swerwer Swartland Chenin Blanc 2020 - IN BOND

Jasper Wickens Swerwer Swartland Chenin Blanc - wimbledon wine cellar

Wine Safari Score: 94/100 Greg Sherwood MW:  This is another beautifully expressive Chenin Blanc from warm granitic mountain slopes in the Swartland region. Jasper and Franziska Wickens own and farm some truly profound vineyards in the Paardeberg area and this Chenin Blanc is a classically styled steely white shaped by its decomposed granitic terroir. The aromatics are cool and supremely mineral with layers of crushed gravel, dried green herbs, oatmeal biscuits, lemon rind, yellow orchard fruits and sweet wet hay nuances. The palate reveals lovely textural tension and fruit / acid intensity without losing any elegance and precision, showing plenty of pineapple pastille, bruised yellow orchard fruits, wet river pebble minerality and a pithy, leesy finish. This is a wine that speaks volumes of its origin, expresses its unique terroir and seduces the drinker in doing so. There are many far more expensive Swartland Chenin Blancs on the market but few which reach this level of complexity and palate-appeal for a similar price. Drink now and over the next 5 to 8 years.

 

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Wine Features

Country: 
Vintage: 
2020
Dominant Grape: 
Chenin Blanc
Case Size: 
6
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Type: 
White
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£157.24 a case (6 x 75cl)