Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: ***+ $ The Curator White, Swartland, South Africa, 2012 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is The Curator White, Swartland, South Africa, 2012, a blend of 54% chenen blanc, 30% chardonnay and 16% semillon, finished at 13% alcohol and first sampled two years from vintage date, in September, 2014.

In the glass: Clear with hints of light yellow and vanilla.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bits of hay and sleek dry fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be full on the palate.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, fat and even somewhat creamy, while remaining sleek and clean.  Soft, fragrant, minerally fruit, with just enough acids to tame the full, slick, mouth-filling fruit.  Shows elements of citrus, while not allowing the acids to overpower the sleek feel.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a big plus for fragrant balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, yielding a easy bet as a best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for The Curator White.

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