de Trafford Straw Wine 2006
|South Africa, Stellenbosch
Really ripe and creamy, with an almost languid feel to the papaya, mango, maple glazed peach and spice notes. Long, rich finish lets everything hang together nicely. Chenin Blanc.
The 2006 Straw Wine is pure Chenin Blanc matured over 21 months in new French and American barrels. It is rather disjointed on the nose and lacks the sweetness and purity one looks for, although the palate is much better, with notes of quince, vanilla and caramel. This is a good but not great straw wine. Drink now-2015.