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2011 De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Good full yellow.  Pungent aromas and flavors of orange blossom, ginger, menthol and herbal oils.  At once sweet and penetrating, with a glyceral middle palate leavened by sound acidity and strong spice character.  Boasts terrific structure and lift for chenin.  Finishes broad, dusty and very long.  This would be great with ginger shrimp or sweet/spicy Thai cuisine.  Proprietory Hylton Appelbaum has rigged up speakers to play baroque music in his vines 24 hours a day.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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