One of the top wineries of Stellenbosch, the Villiera winery has a fine reputation for strongly terroir-based wines. This Chenin, with its mineral character, shows good structure to go with the tropical fruit flavors, the almonds and some citrus. Imported by Fairest Cape Beverage Co., Inc.
Deeper in color than many, with caramel and toffee aromas as well as some hints of cheese and popcorn. The palate is developed and mature, with baked apple and melon flavors. But then comes a sharp note akin to lemon, which does create a lean and tart impression. But overall it has good character.
There’s just too much wood with this wine. It dominates the ripe fruit, leaving high toast flavors and spice. This is a wine for lovers of heavily oaked wines, but not for lovers of Chenin Blanc. Imported by Fairest Cape Beverage Co., Inc.