Van Loggerenberg Trust Your Gut Chenin Blanc 2020
60% of grapes sourced from Paardeberg and 40% Polkadraai Hills. “Batman and Superman both have their strengths but what if they joined forces?” is winemaker Lukas van Loggerenberg’s rhetorical question by way of introduction to this wine and the outcome of blending Swartland with Stellenbosch is something formidable. The nose shows citrus and peach with slight notes of struck match, wet wool, and talcum powder in the background. The palate, meanwhile, is extraordinarily compact and concentrated with bracing acidity and a finish that goes on and on. It’s a wonderfully precise, well-proportioned, and nuanced wine.
CE’s rating: 98/100.