Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen Op Hout
Vintage – 2015
Region – South Africa – Western Cape
Sub Region – Stellenbosch
Price – $13-$15
Alcohol Content – 14%
Bottle – Clear with a white and gold vertical label and black font. It has a Red Mulderbosch logo on the bottom what appears to be a print of a hot wax stamp.
Wine – Light straw
Rim – Slight Green undertone.
The wine is clean with vegetal notes on the nose mixed with herbals and a light citrus. Stephanie says “it smells like Africa” (a real analytical nose she has).
Taste / Palate
The wine is crisp on the palate with a high acidity and medium body. Notes of citrus/grapefruit are the first two flavors that hit my palate. Then a slight vegetal notes follow and ends with a light mineral component.
The finish is short with a slight oak flavor.
Food – Shellfish, Mild cheeses and spicy foods. We paired this with a peppered chicken marsala.
Cigars – Toraño Vault E-021
Platter’s SA Wines – 4 Stars
Tim Atkins Report – 90/100
Appearance is delightfully fresh, showing pale straw green hues. The nose has initial savory, herbal aromatics leading to subtle stone fruit and delicate citrus blossom notes. There is a distinct white peach character, as well as a fine, very pleasing oak presence.
About the Vineyard – http://www.mulderbosch.com/