6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $79.99 EACH
Raats Family Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa
93 Points, Vinous
The 2018 Edge High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc is whole-bunch-pressed and transferred directly to barrel, where it matures for 11 months in 300-liter French barrels. It is backward, almost surly on the nose; the aromatics suggest this is a Chenin that demands cellaring. The palate is fresh and crisp, presenting lime zest, orange peel and light flinty notes that lend it an almost Chablis-like austerity toward the finish. A keeper, and one that will reward those with patience.