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2008 Raats Family Wines Original Chenin Blanc Unwooded Coastal Region
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87? Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2009

($13) Bright, pale yellow. Aromas of Granny Smith apple, lime and minerals, plus a granitic suggestion. Juicy and quite dry, with moderate intensity and thrust but a youthfully tart character. In a very shy stage today; this is almost too understated.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Chenin Blanc

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