Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Man Chenin Blanc 2005 wine review by (PB)

This South African Chenin (colloquially called “Steen”) is straw colored with nice full peach and guava bouquet and nose.

It seems a bit alcoholy on serving but I served way too warm. After bringing to the right temperature the wine has decent structure with good acid making it pair with various foods adequately. In the mouth I would have guessed this to be a Sauvignon Blanc rather than a Chenin with it’s somewhat grassy tones and fruity palate. All in all it’s not a bad wine but nothing memorable either. I paid $10 for it so raise a glass.

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