South Africa’s Prodigal Son: Chenin Blanc

While I was tasting through the hundreds of wines on offer at Cape Wine Europe last Fall, it quickly became apparent that something had changed in the world of South African wines. In the span of around 10 years, where I had obviously been asleep at the wheel, a veritable vinous revolution had taken place. South African Chenin Blanc, that mediocre underacheiver of the highest order, had turned out to be the prodigal son after all.

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