Asimov: Chenin Blancs That Aren’t What They Used to Be

| July 16, 2012

NYT’s Eric Asimov discusses the results from a tasting of South African Chenin Blanc:

WINE tastings are intended to illuminate, but sometimes confusion gets the upper hand. This was one of those times.

The subject was chenin blanc from South Africa, a category I last addressed around five years ago. Back then, I lamented the shortage of options for good chenin blanc wines outside the Loire Valley of France, the grape’s spiritual home, while suggesting that South African chenin blancs might prove a welcome refuge.

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