Ever since tasting the Tinta Barocca I’ve been pretty excited to get this delivery from Elemental Bob
I couldn’t wait to pop one of the 3 Chenins in the boxes! Two of which are from the beautifully designed My Cosmic Flower range. I’m really keen to compare this Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc to the Darling Chenin.
Pale lemon with a medium nose of nectarines, white peaches, blossoms, lemon verbena and honey.
Dry, medium- body with high acidity. The acidity is just right…enough to add zest and excitement, but not dominate the wine. Followed by a beautiful balance and softness as it fills your mouth. And ending in those little bursts of acidity that like to hide behind your gums, coming to the fore to liven up the finish. Lemon, stone fruits, steely slate, and a touch of bitter almond oxidative flor-like quality on the finish that gives it a sophisticated complexity.
Balance (1) + Length (½) + Intensity (1) + Complexity (½) = A good wine
Drink now, but potential for further ageing.
The timing of this delivery could not have been better…less than a week later all alcohol distribution was banned as South Africa went into Covid-19 lockdown. All alcohol distribution has been banned…leaving us with only the wines on our shelves. It’s a strange time where I find myself drinking wine earlier in the day.
Even stranger in that winemakers aren’t even allowed to transport their wines for export. I believe we’re the only wine producing country who has enforced this lockdown on alcohol transportation.
Luckily, I have a healthy stash of delicious Elemental Bob wines to keep my entertained.
And for those of you wondering: nope, we didn’t do another street corner wine deal! ‘Twas a civilised parking lot exchange.