Review: 2011 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc

South Africa is world renown for its quality Chenin Blanc and this little gem from Mulderbosch proves to bolster that reputation. For well under $15, you’d be hard pressed to find a better one – let’s get into it.


  • Residual Sugar 4.3 g/l
  • Total Extract 22.4 g/l
  • pH 3.38
  • Alcohol 13.92 %
  • Total Acid 5.6 g/l
  • Free SO2 35 mg/l
  • Total SO2 122 mg/l
  • Price: $12

On the nose: Mineral-driven fruit here, which is great. Green apple, bosch pear, orange peel, haystack and a touch of honeysuckle.

On the palate: A quite refreshing Chenin Blanc that retains all the dryness I adore about this grape, yet brings in some solid fruit. Blood orange, lime zest, grapefruit, pear, green apple and some steller minerality. A very well structured mid palate because of its mild use of oak helps make this a very tasteful venture.


W.E.P. Rating: 100%