Mt Difficulty SV Long Gully Bannockburn Chenin Blanc 2012 Central Otago 11.5%
N: Very aromatic (for a Chenin Blanc) with a strong mix of varietal crisp, fresh and balanced apple fruit suggestions, a slightly stony/herbal/schist-like layer with hints of rock and wild thyme and wild bee honey.
P: Off-dry with a generous helping of residual sugar balanced by very high acidity – works for me! All the flavours described above return, without the herbal notes. Balanced, with an off-dry finish that is both crisp and flavourful.
4.5 Stars (89 points)