Olifantsberg Lark Chenin Blanc 2019


Layered and detailed, mouth filling, yet light on its feet. Chenin Blanc can be many things and most winemakers opt for one style or another, but the Lark from Olifantsberg conjures up a multifaceted expression. Deeper and darker fruited aromatics than the old vine chenin, with white peach, apricot, nectarine, lime, dried herbs and whiffs of oak spice. On sipping, there is a rush of flavour, covering all corners of the mouth. Vital and creamy, the subtle wood burrs chenin’s structural angles. Gripping and focused, holding the line of ages. Complete wine, and an absolute drop dead bargain. Waters Wine Co

‘Focused, streamlined 2019 offers complexity & harmony of fruit & wood. Marmalade twist seguing to oak creaminess on a textured, lively palate, aided by dab skin-fermented grenache blanc. Rich, with impressive concentration & length, yet poised, elegant, 13% alcohol in sync.’ – Platter’s Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

‘It’s worth trading up from the (very good) entry-point Chenin Blanc to this whole bunch pressed release from Elizma Visser. Fermented and aged in foudres and larger barrels, this is focused, complex and intense, with nuances of stone fruit sweetness, a hint of oak and a long, stony, struck match finish. Drink 2021-25.’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

A beautiful expression of our terroir this wine displays good balance of fresh stone fruit and bright citrus notes with a fleshy textured palate and engaging length. An elegant and refined style of Chenin Blanc. Winemaker’s notes


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