2014 Testalonga Chenin Blanc El Bandito Cortez

Chenin Blanc

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Swartland
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Tony Molester wrote:

    December 30, 2019 - Popped and poured
    Wax seal under wax capsule, peculiar.
    Single piece cork
    No sign of seepage

    Tasted over 2h
    Aromas of granny smith apple, slight touch of honey. Varietal nose.
    Palate is very straightforward, with acidity at the fore up to the finish.
    Apple and honey again, nice tension. Dry finish, medium length.
    While i cannot immediately identify anything about its terroir, the wine is varietally typical of chenin blancs I’ve tasted from the Loire valley grown on clay soils.
    Drink or hold to 2024
    11.5% abv

  • jrick wrote: 89 points

    July 25, 2016 - High in acid and low in alcohol, this wine offer up green apples, pineapple and lemons on the palate. With more air it seems to gain even more in the way of tropical fruits. However I there's a slight bitterness in the end and I am beginning to wonder why so many of these white natural, unfined wines seem to taste alike? It is sort of hard to discern the variety here, I think. In the end it is Certainly not a bad wine, quite delicious in fact, but not as personal on the inside as on the outside.

  • MauritzM Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 14, 2016 - delikat. modne epler, urter, balansert. Lett sødmefull frukt, middels syre. God ettersmak

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/7/2016 (link)

    (Testalonga, El Bandito Cortez Swartland White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Testalonga
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation El Bandito Cortez
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Swartland
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 20 (56%)
  • Consumed 16 (44%)

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