2017 Brookdale, Chenin Blanc, Paarl
£25.99 £24 per bottle
I had never tasted this wine before and it took a heartbeat for me to fall in love with it. Made by Englishman Tim Rudd, with the assistance of a rather talented winemaker by the name of Duncan Savage, there were only two 500 litre barrels (1000 bottles) made of this wine and the first two words I wrote in my tasting notes were Grand and Cru! This is one of the most impactful and indulgent Chenin Blancs I can remember — and that includes everything I have tasted from the Loire Valley! Exotic, layered and exquisitely detailed, this is already one of my wines of the year. Bearing in mind it’s Tim’s first vintage, I cannot wait to see what he does next year!
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