White - Sweet/Dessert

2011 Rustenberg Chenin Blanc Straw Wine

Chenin Blanc

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
CT90.4 21 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017
Label borrowed from 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • kevin h wrote: 91 points

    November 13, 2017 - Four years since I last had this and it has improved. Tropical fruit nose, good intensity, sweet, ripe fruits, clean finish. Nice wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MSheridan Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 25, 2017 - still sufficient acidity to balance the sweet fruit but not a fresh as it was in its youth. However its still very enjoyable.
    I also felt that it improved having been kept in fridge for a couple of weeks and seemed better on the last few samples.

  • johnrm Likes this wine: 88 points

    August 8, 2017 - Two years on from my last taste, this still has the sweet fruit - apricots, honey, marmalade and with a little marzipan developing. Still a nice wine but the freshness and acidity seem to be much reduced with 6 years bottle age, emphasising the sweetness. The younger vintages are better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bacchus of knockholt Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 1, 2017 - Mid gold. Tropical fruit noses, sweet and honeyed flavours and peachy fruit with moderate high sweetness. It's a superb wine but this one is fading.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ian S wrote:

    February 25, 2017 - Straw-gold colour with modest-reasonable brightness.

    Bold stewed / syrup apricots on the nose, backed by a hint of alcohol and faint mint / other herbs.

    Strong depth of flavour on the palate and high but not overpowering sweetness. Acidity is just a little light of where I'd like it. Good persistency on the finish. Perhaps missing a bit of complexity, but for the price that's a harsh criticism.

    Very good value and certainly worth trying again.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Rustenberg
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Straw Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 6002251200318

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 36 (43%)
  • Consumed 47 (57%)

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