Dominik Mueller

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2022 False Bay Chenin Blanc Slow

Tasting note

False Bay white wines

As part of my WSET preparations I wanted to taste South African white wines, of which I haven’t tried that many yet. I bought two examples from the same producer at a local wine shop. The wines are from False Bay, which are based in the Western Cape region at the Southern tip of the African continent. There, the cooling climate from the seashore allows for the production of fresh wines despite the generally hot climate.

A clear, pale lemon yellow. Very clean on the nose, with medium fruitiness. Primary flavours of stone fruit, some orange and pineapple. With a little more temperature and air, great smoky, yeasty and delicately spicy notes also appear. Dust-dry on the palate, medium body, present but well-integrated acidity. The flavour is primarily fruity, yellow fruit, just not as complex as the aromas on the nose. Solid finish.

Drink from 2023 through 2025.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.


7Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
3Wines with a rating of 3 stars are very well-made. They exceed expectations and are well above average within their peer group.
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Wine details

Vintage: 2022
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Chenin Blanc
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:False Bay
Country:South Africa
Region:Coastal Region
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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