$15, 4 stars, 89 points, chenin blanc, South Africa, stellenbosch
Pale straw colored with medium intensity aromas of tangerine, pear, yellow apple and persimmon. The palate is dry with high acidity and medium (+) body. The flavors I get are very interesting- mandarin oranges, soft pear, yellow apple and passion fruit. There is a medium length finish that turns a bit bitter, like almond seed. I like the fact that is is labelled as an unwooded wine, allowing the purity and character of the varietal to shine. For $15 this 89 point wine gets 4 stars from me. I’m at the beach so a seafood pairing is obvious. Salut….