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Our biggest discount ever is back! Don't miss the 92-point L'Avenir Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa.
If you've followed Reverse Wine Snob over the last decade you know that we’ve been touting Chenin Blanc from South Africa from the very start. As such we find it interesting most of the world is just now realizing how good South African Chenin Blanc can be.
One of the unique things about the Chenin Blanc being produced in South Africa is their extreme age-ability. As quoted from the article above "If the cork is still intact, the wine will be delicious". (That won't be a problem with today's wine since it uses a screwcap!)
Of course, with this growing renown comes higher prices, which is not a surprise when you're producing Chenin Blanc that can rival the best of the Loire Valley.
As such, the SRP of this wine is $40 although it hasn't had much distribution here in the US. It received a score of 91-92 from VertdeVin (a French wine magazine).
The estate itself harks back to the 1600's and today is owned by "Mr. Chablis" Michel LaRoche and the respected AdVini group which owns acclaimed estates throughout Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and more.
All of this is a good sign and probably helps to justify that $40 price tag. But never fear dear readers, you won't pay anywhere near that price through today's deal! In fact, today we're unveiling our biggest discount ever in an Insider Deal.
Today's Insider Deal gets you 6 bottles of the 2016 L'Avenir Chenin Blanc for just $70.99, or $11.83 a bottle, plus just $5 for shipping. That's an incredible discount of 70%, saving you over $28 a bottle!
This 6-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Sunday 1/16/2022 at midnight (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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This 100% Chenin Blanc comes from a selection of vineyards on the cooler sites of L’Avenir Estate, including older vineyards of more than 40 years. 60% of the wine was aged in stainless steel tanks while the other 40% was aged in first to third fill French oak barrels for 6-9 months. None of the wine went through malolactic fermentation and it has 13.9% alcohol and just 1.8 g/L of residual sugar.
From the winery:
The majority of the vineyards have reached full maturity, resulting in naturally limited yields of the highest quality grapes. The focus is kept on the vineyards, in order to produce premium quality grapes. Based at the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain range within an area referred to as the “Golden Triangle” of wine. The soil types are varied and include Glenrosa, which is considered to be one of the Cape’s best soil configurations for vines. A vein of disintegrated shale, which is particularly suited to Pinotage vines, runs through the property.
The farm lies in a cleft in the land, so slopes face in every direction, creating a natural diversity of styles. Driven by their terroir and enhanced by international collaboration, the wines showcase the best of both the New & Old World.
The 2016 L'Avenir Chenin Blanc begins with an attractive aroma of pear, apple, melon, some nice touches of spice and even a bit of stony minerality.
Taking a sip reveals juicy and fresh tasting fruit wrapped up in a smooth, unctuous mouthfeel. This is really quite tasty! It features similar flavors to the nose but with more pronounced spice in the mouth. And while it is quite dry at just 1.8 g/L of residual sugar, it is very full of flavor.
It ends dry and long. This is a great example of South African Chenin Blanc, with a bit of age on it, at an incredible price. And it still has plenty of peak drinking ahead of it as well.
2016 L'AVENIR CHENIN BLANC
And here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"This an absolutely amazing wine, Jon. And $5 shipping for four bottles? You've outdone yourself!"
"I am seriously considering having the Insider Deals as my primary go-to. Why did I not do this sooner? Thank you"
"The only thing I have ever been disappointed in with an Insider Deal is that I didn't purchase more."
"You are a man after my own heart. I have always looked for the best and least expensive wine and you just made it easier. Cheers!"
"Hi Jon, well, I did something people have warned about - bought 6 bottles and should have bought 12!"
"Great deals for delicious wines!"
"We've gotten in on three of the deals and have been VERY happy with the value. I originally was going to do a wine club thing but the insider deal appeals to me much more."
"The $5 or $10 shipping on the Insider Deals is another great part of the deal. We recently paid $27 to a winery in California to ship 6 bottles (same packaging as the insider deals)....yikes!"
"Just got my 6 bottles and having my first glass. WHY, WHY didn't I buy a case??!!"
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"I recently took advantage of your offer. So glad I did, and now sorry I did not buy more (like all those quotes on your website!)"
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"thanks for the deal...this wine is spectacular for $12.50/bottle. I am used to buying big, bold, young cabs or old vine zins and paying considerably more multiples of this price."
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"Bought a case wish I had purchased 2-3 cases. Fantastic buy for the price."
"This Insider Deal was the best ever. This wine is amazing!!! Strongly recommend."
Grab this deal while you can! It ends Sunday 1/16 at midnight Pacific.