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Size: 750ml.

WS 87 WA 86 WE 87

Pale straw colour. A nose of tropical fruit and summer melon with a hint of spice. Crisp and full bodied, the papaya and pineapple flavours ensure a lingering aftertaste.


"Very fresh, with lime, kiwifruit and green melon notes that stay bright and open through the finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. –JM" -Rated 87, Wine Spectator

"An offshoot of Mulderbosch, Kanu sources their 2007 Chenin Blanc largely from mature, dry-farmed, head-pruned vines. Sophistication of harvesting and vinification is evident in this wine’s ability to retain clarity and freshness and offer luscious melony fruit laced with pungent herbs, cress, and citrus zest but without treading too bitter a finishing path. I found this rather Sauvignon-like, a feature to which its 10% Sauvignon and 2% Viognier might be contributing. (I found Kanu’s late-harvested Chenin overly candied and unconvincing.)" -Rated 86, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"An elegant combination of citric zest and honeyed curve typifies this wine. On the palate, rounded, luscious honey flavors are balanced by acid and a clean finish. A wine with some substance that will pair well with richer seafood. — S.K. (9/1/2008)" -Rated 87, Wine Enthusiast