OH BABY! BEAUMONT NEW BABY 2019

Cape White Blends make for an important, if niche, category. No official definition exists but our proposal is such that wine can be made from any combination of varieties as long as they include significant Chenin Blanc component”….”perhaps the most crucial observation to make based on this year’s tasting is that these wines taken collectively make for intellectually challenging drinking. Chenin Blanc may be the one commonality, but these wines are typically quite far removed from their straight Chenin parents, not just in terms of flavour spectrum but also structure. Very often, they bear little resemblance to any other sub-group of wines, local or international, and the result is that they can be somewhat bewildering, at least initially”….”those willing to invest extra effort to engage with these wines are sure to be rewarded. As has been suggested before, the best examples provide novel aromas and flavours while combining both weight and drive on the palate.”

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