Chenin Blanc 2011 – Black Market Deal #41941
- Margaret River
Let’s geek out, shall we? Chenin blanc is one of those white varieties that ages magnificently. It follows a similar trajectory to Hunter semillon, starting tightly wound, herbal and lively. As time goes on, chalky texture develops, honeyed notes arise and the wine gains the ability to just linger endlessly on the palate. Margaret River is home to Australia’s best chenin and this one comes from one of the region’s rare biodynamic vineyards. This is handcrafted, made in miniscule amounts, and already aged 11 years. If chenin piques your interest, you really can’t go past this wine.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.